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MINUTES 

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FIRST SESSION 



OF THE 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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THE CEDAR CREEK CHURCH 



CU\',SERLAND COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA 



NOVB.BER 26,27,28, 1858, 



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Fayetteville N.Ct 
MARTIN AND PEARCE PRINTERS 

NOHTH CAROLINIAN OFFICE 

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If: I NUTES 

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Fi«6T Session of the 



CEDAR Creek 



Baptist Association 






I Held at the CEOAf< Creek ^ Cnuf^CH, 

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Cumberland County North Carolina , 

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November 26, 27* 28, 



1858. 



Fayettevi ll£:,N.C. 

MARTIN and PEARCEl- printers. 

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NORTH CAROLINA OFFICE 

1859. 



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MINUTES. '' 

The Introductory se«MOiM-'wAs delivered by Elder H. 
^/1calpjnw from romanschap, 10 ver. io;''for with the heal 
man belccveth unto righteousness, and with the mouth 
confession is made unto salvation*" 

After an intermission of ten minutes, the delegates 

WERE called together BY THE CLERK. EldER A.B.AldERMAN 

WAS CHOSEN Moderator, Pr^o '''em. After reading a por- 

tion of scripture, and singing, prayer was offered by 
James McDani el. 

On motion, the churches oEeiROus to form a new Asso- 
ciation WERE requested TO PRESENT THEIR LETTERS, WHEN 
THE FOLLOWING CHURCHES CAME FORWARD , TO WIT: CaPE 

FEAR, Rock FISH, Piney Grove, Concord, Magnolia, Prov- 
idence, Green Springs, Baptist Chapel., Spring Branch, 
Cedar Creek, vuth their respective letters. 

On motion, Tnfe' Consti tuti on and rules of Order were 

READ and adopted UNANIMOUSLY. 



constitution of the 
ceoar creek baptist association. 



WhE«?EAS, God's PEOPLE ARE COMMANDED TO STRIVE TO- 
GETHER FOR THE FAITHOF THE GoSPEL*. AND WHEREAS IN UNION 
THERE IS GREATER STRENGTH AND CAPACITYFOR ASSISTING IN 
THE PROMOTION OF ChRIST's KINGDOM ON EarTH,WE, PROFESSEC 

DISCIPLES OF Christ, resolve to unite in an absociated 

CAPACITVON THE FOLLOWING CONSTITUTION; 

Article I, This Association shall be denominated and 

KNOWN AS the CeDAR CrEEK BaPTIST ASSOCIATION OF N.C. 

Article 2» This body shall be composed of delegates 
chosen be the churches connected with it, each church 
being entitled to three delegates. 

Article 5» '^ the selection of these delegates .The 

CHURCHES shall PAY STRICT REGARD TO THE MORAL AND I NTEL* 

lectual qualifications of those appointed. 

Article 4. The delegates thus selected should bear 
from their p.eepectlve churches. a letter certifying h 
their appointment , and communicating information 
relative to the et/^te of the church and the interest 

THEREOF. 



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Af^TJCLs: %, The Association shall eelect out of their 

MEMBERS , ANNUALLY A PRE6IDING OFFICER, A SECRETARY, A 
T REACURE^ WHO SHALL BE ELECTED BY BALLOT • AND \VHO 
SHALL CONTINUE, IN OFFICE UNTIL THE T i ME FOR THE AHKUAL 
EftHCT! ON. . ; I ^ ,r 

Article 6. The object of the Association shall be the 

iJiPROMOTION OF ($HR| 6T8s K ! NGDOM AMONG MEN, AND THE WAY 
• AND MEANS OF ACCOMPL I ©H I NG , TH f S SH^LL BE ^ELECTED . AND 
PR0SECUTE01 N! STRl CT CONFORMI TY TO "lAW AND T^iSTIMONY. 

Article7» Th?: Association shall have a fund created and 
.sustained by voluntary contrksut i 0n8 from the churches 
which shall be held by jhe- treasurer and su3ject to the 
disposition of the majority present at any annual 8ess i on. 
Article 8. A faithful record shall be made of the proceed- 
ings OF EACH ANNUAL SESSION, WHICH SHALL BE PRINTED AND 
presented jo EACH SESSION. 

Article 9« It shall be, the province of the Associaticn 

TOi APPOINT AN E/ECUTIVE COMMITTEETO WHOM MAY BE SUBMITTED 

THE CONSUMMATION OF ANY PLAN, ADOPTED;, WHICH COMMITTEE 

SHALL BE ANSWERABLE FOR TH^ I R OFFICIAL ACTS TO THE ASSOC- 
IATION. 

Article 10, The Association shall not mantain permanent 

FELLOWSHIP toward ANY OF HER CHURCHESWH I CH NEGLECT TO IN- 
STITUTE AND PRESERE PROPEROR GoSPEL ORDER AMONG THEIR 
MEMBERS, NOR TOWARDS ANY OF HER CHURCHES AND MlNieTERS 
WHO TREAT HER CONST I TUT I ONVVI TH CONTEMPT; BUT SHAL,L SUS- 
TAIN WITH ALL HER I NFLUENCESUCH AS PROMOTE GoSPEL PPIN- 

Clf-LESANO ORDER. 

-Article II The Association shall not recognize as valid 

THE ordination OF ANY M I N t STERWH I CH MAY TAKE PLACE V/I TH- 
IN THE BOUNDS OF HER CHURCHES, WlTHpUl HER PRIOR DIRECTION 
OR VIRTUAL SANCTION. f f- ., 

'Article 12. It shall be the province of the Association 
TO invite visiting and corresponding orethben to a .seat 
who shall be entitled to speak on any point under dis- 
cussion, BUT not to vote. i I " 

Article I^. The annual session of THtsAssoci ati on shall be 
ON Thursday BEFORE the first Lord's day in November at 
such plages as may be chosen* 
Article I^. By appointment of the Association there shall 

BE an introductory SERMON PREACHED, ALSO A CHARITY SeRMON. 

Article i^. This constitution may be amended at any an- 
nual SESSION BY A VOTE OF TWO THIRDS OF THOSE PRESENT. 



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Rules of Choer 

fOH THE 

Ceoa»< Creek Baptist Association. ■ > ■■ 
I. At each assembling tor the transaction of business 

HE PRESIO.NO Or..OER(OR IN HIS — ==^f J"""*:^' 
SHALL INVITE THE MEMBERS TO THEIR *^"°"' "^ '^*=" 
ANO A CHAIRMAN PROTEM *HALL SE ' APPO, NTED. ThEN THE 

MEETINC SHALL SE OPENED WITH THE READING OF ScRI PTURE, 
PRaIU AND PRAVER.EITHER SV HIM OR SOME ONE ON .«0M HE 
SHALL IMPOSE THE DUTY 

? The PRESIDING OFFICER SHALL, AS FAR AS IN HIM LIES, 
^:,lxAIN A UrICT conformity TO THE CONSTITUTION AND RU 
^ULES OF ORDEROF THE AsSOC , AT I ON . N THE NATURE .MANNER 
"rip.R.T OF THE BUSINESS — — "^^ '"t^,^, Z 
COMMITTEES, DECIDE QUESTIONS OF ORDER, AND ^'^^ "'»^ 
VIEWS ON ANY POINT UNDER D I SCUSSI ON AFTER OTHERS ARE. ; 



DONE SPEAKl NG . 



5. The names of the delegates shall be called each ^ 

DAY OF THE k^^^^^^TX^XX SESSION, P«EVl 0U8 TO PnECCD- 
,NG TO BUSINESS, AND THE MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING 
MEETING READ AND APPROVED. ' | 

h. The members shall osserve that respect towards the 

OFFICERS AND EACH OTHER ^AH I CH BECOMETH THOSE 5HAT RE- 
VERENCE God, WHOSE they are: and whom thev serve. 

.^ Aortiix -rrt CP»P"AK IN DEBATEOR MAKE 
WHEN ANY MEMBER IS ABOUT TO SPEAK >N u ^ ,.^^^-.,,. LV 

;,EMARKS, HE SHALL RISE FROM HIS SEAT, .AND RESPECTFULLY 
IdORESS H.MSELF TO THE PRES, D . NO FF. CER; . SHALL CONFINE 
h'mSELF to THE QUESTION UNDER CONSIDERATION , AND AVOID 
ALL PERSONALLITIES. NO PE«SB„ SHALL SPEAK MORE THAN 
TWICE ON THE SAME QUESTION WITHOUT LEAVE. 

5. ^i^HEN A MOTION IS MADE Wl THOUT A SECOND ,«T SHALL N01 

';cE,vE attention; euT ,f seconded, it shall BE stated 

^^^.-.r.- f\m IF IN writing, shall be 
BY the presiding OFFICER, OR IF IN ./r^i i ' > 

READ BY THE SECRETARY BEFORE DEBATE. 



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6 . After a motion 18 stated by the presiding officer 
on read by the secretary, it shall be deemed to be in 

POSSESSION OF THE AbSOCIATIONj BUT MAY BE WITHDRAWN 

at any time by the mover, previous to a discussion. 

7» When a question is under debate, no motion or 
proposition shall be received but to adjourn, to lay 

on' The TA8LE, , TO AMEND, OR TO POSTPONE INDEFNITELy; 
WHICH SEVERAL MOTIONS SHALL HAVE PREFERENCE IN THE 

ORDER IN WHICH THEY ARE STATED. 

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8. When a motion has been carried in the affirmative 
on negative, it shall be in order for any member who 

voted in the majority to move for reconsideration 

there6f on the same day." 

9» When a subject is presented, and is promptly 

OPPOSEDBY ANY MEMBER, It SHALL BE ADMITTED TO CON- 
SIDERATION BY A VOTE OF THE ASSOCIATION. 

10. No MEMBER SHALL ABSENT HIMSELF FROM THE MEETING 

OF THE Association unless *he have permission , or be 

SICK and UNABLE TO ATTEND. 

11. All QUESTIONS, except such as RELATE TO THE 

condltituti on, shall be decided by a majori ty of votes. 

12. These rules of order, may be altered or amended 
at any annual session of the association, by a vote 
of a majority of the delegates present. 



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On motion , RESOLVED THAT THIS BODY BE CALLED 

THE Cedar Creek Baptist Association 

On motion , resolved that we proceed to elect 
officers. 

Brethren A. Melvin and J. Jessup were appointed i 
TO superintend the election of a moderator. I 
Elder A. B. Alderman was elected. 

Brethren T.'V.Devane , H.J.Lockame to superintend 
THE election OF Clerk. Brither A. A.McCask I ll was 
elected. 

Elder A.Hall, , Brother S.D.Jackson to supertend 

THE election 0F TREASURER. BROTHER A. MeLVI N WAS 
ELECTED. "^ 

On MOTION, RESOLVED THAT WE PROCEED TO ORGANIZE 
UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AND RuLES OF OrdER WE HAVE 
ADOPTED. 

On motion. Elders Jas. McDaniel and H. McAlpin 
were appblnted a presbytery to organize the 
Association. 

AdjOURNBD until tomorrow MORNI NG at HALF-PAST 

JO 0* clock. 

Prayer by Elder Wm. Bullaro. 

(See page 8 for continuance of the minutes. 
This minute was copied from a bound volumn 
IN THE possession OF Miss Vera McGougan of 
Lumber Bridge. The Volumn contains the K'inutes 
OF THE Cedar Creek Association from 1858-187' • 
and was bound purssant to an order of the 

association in the meeting of 1870 APPOINTING 

Elder J.K'.Beasley and D.'V.McGugan the Clerk a s 

A COMMITTEE. PaqE ^ OF MINUTE OF 1870. 

On the obverse page of this copy is a photo 
OF Brother TvicGugan Clerk.) 
TH IS c a p^ /VA A-D iS" By W .0 . To ^ /vS ^a/ C L e/^/< 



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The above picture is a photograph of Daniel. White 

iVicGUGAN A LI FE LONG MES3ER OF pROVIDENCE ChuRCH 

( Now Lumber BridgeO) in the Robeson Association. 
Brother McGugan was Clerk of the Cedar Creek Associ- 
ation 1866-75 AND 1879- '865 a total of fi fteen 

YEARS AND FOR THE FIRST TWO YEARS , AFTER ITS ORGAN- 
IZATION HE WAS Clerk of the Robeson Association, 
1885 AND 1884, He seems to have met with and pbz- 
prepared the minutes for both agsoctations in 1 883» 

The picture is a reprint from an original secured 

FROM Mrs. J.P.Derham of Green S^a S.C. 



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Saturday N'orning, Half-past ten O'clock. 

Reading a portion of Scripture by the moderator. 
Prayer by Elder J.H.Cobb. 

AN INVITATION WAS GIVEN TO VISITING BRETHREN 
TO TAKE SEATS WITH US. BRETHREN JAMES. McDanIEL, 

Samuel K^ms, Joseph Downing, J.^'.Beasley, D.T. 

AvERtTT, FROM THE FaYETTEVILLE CHURCH, BROTHER 
H. MCALPINE FROM THE UnION ASSOCIATION, PRESENTED 
THEMSELVES AND WERE RECEIVED. 

On MOTION, THE LETTERS WERE READ, AND NAMES OF 

delegates enrolled. 

Presbytery proceeded to organize the Associatioi' 

AS follows: 

The churches called and examined separately 

ON THEIR FAITH, AND PRACTICE, AND ORDER, AND THEY 
GIVING SATISFACTORY ANSWERS TO ALL THE QUESTIONS 

PROPOUNDED, Elder Jas. K'cOaniel led in preyer. The 

RIGHT hand of FELLOViSHIP WAS GIVEN BY THE PRESBY- 
TERY, AFTER which THEY WERE PRONOUNCED A REGULARLY 

organized association. 

Appointed a committee to supply the Stand, 

CONSISTING OF BRETHREN A. MELVI N, T.'V.DeVanE. 

, Appointed Brethren T.'V.Devane , E.H.Jones, ,a 
committee on finance. 

Elders James McDani el, H.McAlpin, R. Fisher, 
J.H.Cobb? A'.B. Alderman, appointed a committee to 
examine candidates for ordination. 



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On MOTION, THE MINUTES OF YESTERDAY WE«E READ AND 

APPROVED. The next session of the Association will 

BE HELD AT PtOVI DENCE CHURCH, ROBESGN CoUNTY, COM- 
MENCING AT to o'clock on Thursday before the first 
^AssATH IN November, I859« ^^i-oer R. Fi sher to preach 

the introductory sermon,. ^lo=:r James Cashvvell ac 
alternate; Elder Jas. McDanie^ to PRE/^CH the charity 

SERMON, Elder H. McAlpin as, alternate. 

On motion the Association p^^oceeded to appoint 

I MESSENGERS TO SISTEn Ascpci AT 5 0,\i??,, APPOINTED ^RETHREN 

A. B. Alderman , R.Fisher to the Union,- Brother Alderman Tv.. 

TOI WRITE THE LETT-ER. BRETHREN J.T.TOLAR, 'Vm.H.HovvARD, 

1 J.H.Cobb to the Cape F^ar, - Brother J.T.Tolar to wr^te - 

THE LETTER. BRETHREN H.J.LtCKAME, S.D. JackSON, Jas. 

Cashwell to THE Raleigh,- Brother H.J.Lockame to vmiTE 

THE LETTER. . BRETHREN D.W.N'cGoUGAN, G.E.COBS, 'A'm. C.'VeST 

to THE Pee Dee- Brother D.'V.rv^cGouGAN to vmiTE the Letter. 

Resolved that there be a collection taken up tomorrow 
TO oef-ray the expenses of the Association, any surplus 

TO BE APPLIED TO DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

On MOTION, resolved, that we appoint an executive 

COMMITTEE CONSISTING OF ONE FROM EACH CHURCH COMPOSING 

THIS BODY. Moderator appointed T.V.Devane, !&<m. Bryant, A.;. 
A, fvlELviN, R. Faircloth, S.D.Jackson, D.W.iVcCouGAN, , 
J. -MussELwiTE, H.J.Lockame, Jas. Guy, I .N. Cashwell. , 

On motion a majority form a quorum. 
Committee on finance report amount in hand $20.00 
I On motion the «g»ort v«as received, and the amount 
ordered to se paid the treasurer. 

Association withdrew for half an hour. 



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Churches and names of delegates 



Cumberland County 
Cape Fear.- J. T. Tolas, I.N.Holli'ng 
WORTH, T.W.DeVane. / 

Concord." R. Fisher, Nathan Wheeler, 
R. Fai rcloth. I 

Maqnolia.- Vv'.B.Melvin, Hays, Jones, 
Daniel Fisher. 

"Rock FISH.- JoHn Musselwhite, Wm.H. 
Howard, J.W.Sandy. ^ ' 

PiNEY GkovE.- John T. Honrine 
James 3uy, SamueL Gwt» 
Cedar Creek.- Joshua Jessup, 
A; fv^'.ELviN, James Thaggard. 

1 Sampson County. 
Spring Branch.- A. B. Alderman, 
S.D.Jackson, H.T.Jackson. 
Bapti ST Chapel.- H.J.Lockame, 
B. Jackson. Jos. Wrench. 

Robeson County. 
Green Springs.- James Cashwe^ll, 
J.N.Cashwell, 'N.H.Jones. --— - 
Providence.- J.H.Cobb, 
J. Lancaster, A. N'cN'illan 






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FIRST SESSi. 



CEDAR CHEEK 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 

HELD AT THE 

Cedar Creek Cliurcli, Cuiiiberkiid Co., N. C, 

KOVEMBEU 26, 27, 28, 



FAYETTEVILLE, N. C. : 
MARTIN & PEARCE, PRINTERS, 

KORTH CAROLINIAN OFFICB. 
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,0. was delivered by Elder H. McAI- 

pin, frou- . X. ver. 10 : 

For witli inaa 'believetb. unto righteousness, and with the 

mouth confession xo _ctde unto salvation, - . 

After an intermission of ten minutes, the Delegates were 
called together by the clerk. Elder A. B. Alderman was 
chosen Moderator, p?-o tern. After reading a portion of Scrip- 
ture, and singing, prayer was offered by Elder James Mc- 
Daniel. 

On motion, the churches desirous to form a new Association 
were requested to present their letters, when the following 
churches came forward, to wit : Cape Fear, Eockfish, Piney 
Grove, Concord, Magnolia, Providence, G-reen Springs, Baptist 
Chapel, Spring Branch, Cedar Creek, with their respective 
letters. 

On motion, the Constitution and Eules of Order were called 
for, when the following Constitution and Eules of Order were 
read, and adopted unanimously. 



CONSTITUTION 



OF THE 

CEDAR CEEBK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Whereas, God'S people are commancled to strive together for the faith of 
the Gospel : and Whereas, in union there is jrrsater strength and capacity for 
assisting in the promotion of Christ's Kingdom on Earth, we, professed 
disciples of Christ, resolve to unite in an associated capacity on the foilowiBg 
Constitution : 

Article 1. This Association shall be denoaiinated and knowa as the 
GsDAB Cress BiJPnsT Assocution of N. C. 



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Art. 2. This body shall be cc 
connected with it, each Church b, 

Aet. 3. In the selection of these 
regard to the moral and intellectua 

Art. 4. The delegates thus selects 
churches, a letter certifying their app' 
tion relative to the state of the church 

Art. 5. The Association shall select o\ ^ 

presiding officer, a Secretary, a Treasurer. ^>.^ and ; 

who shall continue in office until the time for t 

Art. C. The object of the Association shall be ,i Christ's 

Kingdom among men. and the way and means of ace .,uis shall be '' 

selected and prosecuted in strict conformity to "lawu .imony." 

Art. 7. The Association shall have p. fund created and sustained by 
voluntary contributions from the churches, wliich s-hall be held by the Treas- 
urer and subject to the disposition of the majority present at any annual 
session. 

Art. 8. A faithful record shall be made of the proceedings of each annua; 
Bession, which shall be printed and presented to each session. 

Art. 9. It shall be the province of the Association to appoint an executive 
committee, to whom may be submitted the consummation of any plan 
adopted ; which committee shall be answerable for their official acts to the i \ 

Association. j 

Art. 10. The Association shall not maintain permanent fellowship toward 
any of her churches which neglect to institute and preserve proper or Gospel 
order among their members, nor towards any of her churches and Ministers 
who treat her Constitution with contempt : but shall sustain with all her 
influence such as promote Gospel principles' and order. 

Art. II. The Association shall not recognize as valid the ordination of 
any minister which may take place within the bounds of her churches, with- 
out her prior direction or virtual sanction. : 

Art. 12. It shall be .the province of the Association to invite visiting and 
corresponding brethren to a seat, who shall be entitled to speak on any point 
under discussion, but not t,o vote. 

Art. 13. The annual session of this Association shall be on Thursday before 
the first Lord's day in November, at such places as may be chosen. 

Art. 14. By appointment of the Association there shall be an introductory 
sermon preached, and also a charity sermon. 

Art. 15. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session, by a 
vote of two thirds of those present. 



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.taction of business, the presiding of9cer, 
,^*; J iiall invite the meraliers to their appropri- 

l^t^r^i^ em. shall be appointed. Tlien the meeting 

^.{jjilllje .the Scriptures, praise and prayei, cither by 

him or somv .le'may impose the duty. 

•> The preside .cer shall. Rs far as in him lies, maintain a strict con- 
formity to the Constitution and Rules 01 Order of the Association, in the 
nature manner and spirit of the business transacted. He shall_ appoint 
committees, decide questions of order, and give his views on any point under 
discussion after others are done speaking. 

S Thenamosof the delegates shall be called each c.ay of the session, 
previous to proceeding to business, and the Minutes of the preceding meeting 
read and approved. 

A The members shall observe that respect totvards the officers and each 
other ^vhich becometh those that reverence God, Avhose they are. and whom 
thev ^erve When any member is about to speak in debate or make remarKs, 
he shall rise fromhis seat, and respectfully address himself to the presidinff 
officer • shall confine himself to the question under consideration, and avoid 
all personalities. No member shall speak more than twice on the same 
question without leave. 

5 When a motion is made without a second, it shallnot receive attention ; 
butifseconded, it shall be stated by the presiding officer, or if m writing, 
shall be read by the Secretary before debate. 

6. After a motion is stated by the presiding cfScer, cr read by the Secre- 
tary it ==hall be deemed to be in the possession of the Association, but may 
be "withdrawn at any time by the moyer, previous to a discussiop. 

7 When a question is under debate, no motion or proposition shall be 
received but to adjourn, to lay on the table, to amend, or to postpone in- 
definitely ; which several motions shall have preference in the order in wiucU 
they are stated. 

8 When a motion has been carried in the affirmative, or negative, it 
shall be in order for any member who voted in the yiajority to move lot 
re-consideration thereof on the same day. 

9. When a subject is presented, and is promptly opposed by_ any member, 
it shall be admitted to consideration by a vote of thPAssociation. 

10. No member shall absent himself from the meeting of the Association 
unless he have permission, or be sick and unable to attcad. 

11. All questions, except such as relate to the Constitution, shall be decided 
by a majority of votes. 

12 The^e Rules of Order, may be altered or amended at any annual 
feession of the Association, by a vote of a majority of the delegates prw«nt. 



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Oh motion,. Resolve J, 1 
Creek liAPiisx Associatic 

On motion, Eesolved, Tht 

Brethren A. ilelvin and J. 
intend the election oi Moderat- 
elected. 

Brethren T. W. Dsvane, H. J. > J -'-^<--' 

election of Clerk. Brother A. A. IVx^ / 

Elder A. Hall, Brother S. D. Jackt .^ the 

election of Treasurer. Brother A. Melv ^ ' 

On motion, Eesolved, That Tve proceeu ^-nize under 

the Constitution and Eules of Order vre have auopted. 

On motion, Elders Jas. McDaniel and H. McAlpin -R-ere ap- 
pointed a Presbytery to organize the Association. 

Adjourned until to-morrow morning at half-past 10 o'clock. 
Prayer by Elder V/m. BuUard. 

SATURDAY MORNING, EALF-PAST TEN O'CLOCK. 

Beading a portion of Scripture by the Moderator. Prayer 
by Elder J. H. Cobb. 

An invitation was given to visiting brethren to take seats 
■with. us. Brethren Jas. McDaniel, Samuel Mim.s, Joseph 
Downing, J. M. Beasley, D. T. Averitt, from the Eayetteville 
church, Brother H. McAlpin from the Union association, pre- 
sented themselves, and were received. 

On motion, the letters were read, and names of Delegates 
enrolled. 

Presbytery proceeded to organize the Association as follows : 
The churches called and examined separately on their faith, 
practice, and order, and they giving satisfactory answers to 
all the questions propounded. Elder Jas. McDaniel led in 
prayer, the right hand of fellowship was given by the Presby- 
tery, after which they were pronounced a regularly organized 
association. 

Appointed a committee to supply the Stand, consisting of 
Brethren A. Melvin, T. Yv^ Devane. 

Appointed Brethren T. W. Devane, E. E. Jones, a committee 
on Finance. 

Elders Jas. McDaniel, H. McAlpin, E. Eisher, J. H. Cobb, 
A. B. Alderman, appointed a committee to examine candidates 
for ordination. 

On motion, the minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The next Bession of tha association will be held at Pro>i- 



..g tit 10 o'clock on 

November, 1859, Elder 
ermon, Elder Jas. CasU- 
4el to preach the charity 
Ate. 
<ided to appoint messengers 
4 Brethren A. B. Alderman, 
.er A, B. Alderman to write the 
let /, Wm. H. Howard, J. H. Cobb, 

to tu .er J. T. Tolar to write the letter. 

Brethre. e S. D. Jachson, Jas. Cashwell, to the 

Kaleigh — ^ J. Lockanie to write the letter. Breth- 

ren D. W. M^ .-;-an, G. E. Cobb, Wm. C. West, to the Pe- 
dee — Brother D. W. McGougan to write the letter. 

Eesolved, That there be a collection taken up to-morrow to 
defray the expenses of the Association, any surplus to be ap- 
plied to domestic missions. 

On motion, Eesolved, That we appoint an executive com- 
mittee consisting of one from each church composing this body. 
Moderator appointed T. W. Devane, Wm. Bryant, A. Melvin, 
E. Faircloth, S. D. Jachson, D. W. MeGougan, J. Mussle- 
white, H. J. Lockame, Jas. Guy, I. N. Cashwell. 
On motion, a majority form a quorum. 
Committee of Finance reported amount in hand $20. 
On motion, the report was received, and the amount ordered 
to be paid the Treasurer. 

Association withdrew for half an hour. 

Association convened. 

Ordered that 300 copies of the minutes be printed. 

Ordered that the Clerk receive $10 for his services. 

Ordered that the funds of the Association be paid into the 
hands of the Executive Committee- 
Appointed Brethren T. W. Devane, J. H. Cobb, a committee 
to Write on Domestic Missions. 

Brethren Wm. H. Melvin, A. A. McCaskill, on Temperance. 

Brethren E. Fisher, A. Hull, on Foreign Missions. 

Brethren Jas. Cashwell, N. H. Jones, Sabbath Schools. 

Brethren A. B. Alderman, W. H. Howard, Periodicals. 

On motion, Eesolved, That a Digest of the state of Eeligion 
in the Association be appended to the minutes. 

Brother J. M. Beasley offered the following resolution, which 
was accepted, and ordered to be appended to the minutes : 



In view of the treatment 
the hands of his brethren, a\ 
bers of the first Baptist Cuurv.^ 

Eesolved, That we, the Cea 
November 27, 1858, do deeply s> 
that God may grant him his preserve 
abundantly. 

Minutes of to-day read and approvea. 

Resolved, that the thanks of this Asst^ . '» ^ost re 

spectfuUy tendered to the neighborhood L iospitalitv 

m entertaining this body. Prayer by the Moderator. 

SABBATH. 

?i n'' f ; ^; ^^-ei^^^^ addressed the congregation at haL'- 
past 10 clock, A. M., from Matthew, 16: 18, And I say also 
unto thee, That thou art Peter ; and upon this rock I will build 
my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 

Elder James McDaniel followed immediately after with a 
discourse from Matthe^^ 22 : 20, 21, And he saith unto them! 
Whose IS this image and superscription ? They say unto him 
Cesar s. Pender therefore unto Cesar the things which are 
Cesar s, and unto God the things that are God's 

ALLAN A McCASKILL, Cle.t: ""■ ^^^^^-^■^^^^^^' ^^^oderator. 



'resbyterv on Ordi 
Alp 



Presbytery on Ordination reported through Elder H. Mc- 
^ipin chairman that they had e:camined Brother Wm. H 
Howard, and find him spund in doctrine, and giving satisfaction 
as to his call to the ministry, do recommend him for ordin;'!^ 

A Digest of the state of Religion in the Association, as indicated 

by the Church Letters. 
Cape Fear— Has had a gracious revival, and is in a verv 
prosperous condition. Elder H. McAlnin is pastor! ^ 

paS4':''°'^'^""^' '^ ^^' enjoyment of peace. Elder A. HaU is 

POCKFISH-Elder P. C. Conoley is pastor. 
PiNEY GROVE—Elder A. Hall is pastor. 
Cedar Creek— Has had a glorious revival anfJ i« \n • 
Wpy condition. Elder E. D. Johnson is paltor. '" * 



V 



merest. Elder K. Fisli- 
f 
/special. Elder E. Pislier 

And liarmony, and in a pros- 
/U been blest v/itb a giorioua 



^tting of interest. 



JHES ANO 
JIAMEa OF DELEGATES. 



■ ~ Cumberland County. 
Cam Fear-J. T. Tolar, I. N. Hollings- 
worth, T. W. Devane - - - ^ - 
Concord—n. Fisher, IS athan Wheeler, 
K. Fail-cloth - - - '' \ ' ' 
Magnolia^'Vi. H. Melvin, Hays Jones, 
Daniel Fisher - - - ; " " ' " 
Rockfish—Sohn Musslewbite, VVm. in. 
Howard, J. W. Sandy - _ - - - - 
Piney Grove-S ohr. T. Honrine, James 
Giiy, Samuel G-uy - - - - - ' 
Cedar Cree^— Joshua Jessup, A. Mel- 
vin, James Tbagard 

Sampson Countx. 
Spring Branch- A. B, Alderman, S. D. 

Jacl?.son, H. T. Jachson - - - - 
JBaptist Chapel— n. J. Lockame, H. 

Jackson, Jos. Wrench - - - - 

EoBESON County. 
Gre^n Sprint— 3&mes Cashwsll, J. ^. 

Cashv/ell,"N. H. Jones - " " " ' 
rrovidence-3. U. Cobb, J. Lancaster 

A. McMillan 




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MiNUfES 

OF THE 

SECOND SESSION 

OFTHE 

CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST A5S0OIATICN 

HELD AT 

Providence Baptist Church 

ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA 
OCTOBER 27, 28, 29, pO , 1859. 



Copy 



Fayetteville N.C. 



DAILY NORTH CAROLINIAN^ PRINT 



860. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



SECOND SESS ! ON 



OF THE 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



HELD AT 



PROVIDENCE CHURCH, ROBESON COUNTY N.C. 



OCTOBER 27, 28, 29, ^0, 1859- 



Fayetteviuue N.C. 



" DAILY NORTH CAROLINIAN" PRINT 
I860. 



Minutes. 

Thursday, October 27 J 859, 
The Introductory Sermon was delivered, according 
TO appointment, by Elder R. Fisher, from Habakkuk, 

5«^D CHAPTER 2nd VERSE, 

After an intermission of ten minutes, the Association 

WAS called to order 3Y THE K''ODERATOr' S READING A POR- 
TION OF Scripture, and the divine direction invoked 
BY Elder H. McAlpin. , , ..^, _ 

a majority of the churches be i ng represented, the 
Association proceeded to business. 

Appointed Brother N.H.Jones Assistant Clerk 
Appointed brethren A. Melvin and, Jo^hn Mussel- 
white A committee of finance. ; ^,1,;. 

Appointed brethren J.H.Cobb, Q. Cobb, D.'V.K'cGugan 
'Vm. Bryant, and Isaac Melvin, a committee to supply 
the statge.. 
g After the reading of lettersand recording the names 

of Delegates, the officers were elected, viz; A.B,. 
Alderman Moderator; A.A.MIcCaskill, Clerk; A, Melvin 
Treasurer;. N.H.Jones Assistant Clerk. 

Visiting Brethren were invited to seats with us: 
whiEN Brethern H.^ MicAlpin and H.J.HoBas with a letter 

FROM THE Uni OnAsSOCI ATION, PRESENTED THEMSELVES AND 
TOOK SEATS. 
K- An INVITATION GIVEN TO CHURCHES TO UNI,TE WITH OUR 
BODY WHEN DELEGATES FROM THE FOLLOWING CHURCHES PRE- 
SENTED THE I R LETTERS AND WERE RECEIVED.; BLAOEN UnION, 

Beaver Creek, Kingsbury, Zions Tasbernacle, Cypress 

CREEK, FayETTEVILLE, SadDLET TrEE. ■ 

Appointed Brethren H. McAlpin, J.M.Beasley, N.H. 
Jones, and A.A.McCaskill, a committee of arrangements. 

The male members of the Providence church were 
requested to act as a vigilance committee. 

Adjourned to Friday Morning, 100' clock . Prayer 
BY Brother J.M.Beasley* 

Friday Morning 10 O'clock 
! Met pursuant to adjournment. 

, After singing a .hymn., prayer was offered by Elder 
M J. Monroe. 

After calling the Roll .pjroceeded to business. 



Minutes of yesterday reap , corresponding messen- 
gers WERE CALLED FOR , WHEN BrOTHER JAS. HUMPHREY, FROM 

THE CAPE Fear Association; Elder J. K'onroe, and Brother 
D.W.Livingston, from the Pee Bee Association, came 
forward and were welcomed to seats. 

Committee of arrangements reported; report was adopte 
Committees appointed last year to write on the follo 
INQ subjects reported; reports received, and their ap- 
pend I 3E TO the Minutes ordered: 
Domestic Missions, 
Foreign Mi ssi ons. 
Report on Temperance- -Rejected, 
Sabbath Schools, 
Periodicals. 
An invitation given to ministering brethren to take 
seats with us; when Elders P.C.Conoly and Furney Preva 
came forward and were welcomes to seats. 

Appointed Brethren J.M.Beasley and Jab's Guy a commi 
tee to audit the accounts of the treasurer and the 

FINANCE COMfvtITTEE. 

Appointed Brethren Jas. McDani eland A. B. Alderman 
TO WRITE ON Foreign Missions. Brethern D.T.Averitt, 'Vm. 
holli ngsworth,Domesti c Missions. T.'V.Devane , J. A. 
RoziER, Education. J,f.".BEASLEY, CD. Nixon, Periodicals, 
J.T.ToLAR, Willi AM iVuRPHY, Mi ni steri al Support. J.H. 
COBB S. Ml MS, Sabbath Schools. 

Association gave a recess of one hour. 

- ' Friday Evening, 2 OSclock 

The Association resumed business. 

Gave the Executive CoiyiMiTTEE until tomorrow to 

report. 

Appointed BrethrenD.T.Averi tt, J.A.Rozier, IVm. 
strickland to select an ixecutive @0mmittee. 

Agreed to change the I 5th Article in the Constitu- 
tion TO readsecond Lord's day in November instead of 

Fl RST^ 

The NEXT SESSION OF THE ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD AT"! 

BSp^lSxoeMAPEL, Sampson County, N.C. Commencing at 10 

O'CLOCK ON THURSDAY BEFORE THE SECOND SabSATH IN NOVEM- 
BER !660. ' Adjourned until tomorrow 10 O'clock 
Prayer by Brother S. Mims. 



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Saturday, 100' clock A.M. 

Reading a portion of Scripture: by the Moderator. 
Prayer by Elder J.H.Cobb. 

Roql^called: f/iNUTEs of yesterday read and ap- 
proved; Called for the report of the Executive 
Committee: Report read and ordered to be appended 
to the minutes. 

Brethren appointed to select an Executive commit- 
tee REPORTED, and ITS APPENDAGE TO THE MINUTES OR 
DERCO. 

, Committee to audit the report of the financial 

COMMITTE reported, AND ITS APPENDAGE TO THE MINUTES 
ORDERED. 

Appointed Elder J.H.Cobb to preach the introduc- 
tory SERMON AT THE NEXT SESSION. ELDER Jas. CASH- 
well as alternate. 

Elder Jas. McOaniel to preach the Charity sermon. 
A, B. Alderman as alternate. 

Moderator appointed Brethren T.'V.Devane and D.T. 
Averitt^'essengers to th£ Cape Fear Association. 
Brother Devane to write the letter. 

Brethren J.H.Cobb, and D.W.McGougan to write to 
THE Pee Dee. Brother Cobb to write the letter. 

Brethren A.B.AldermAn, Jas. i/cDancejc, and Wm. 
Melvinto the Union. Brother McOaniel to write 
the letter. ■ ' 

On motion, the que^^y from Bladen Union was tak- 
en up: Query- How shall one who has held the 
position of a Baptist Minister, and been cjeposed 

therefrom, SE RESTOREDtO THE MINISTRY? 

Answer- It is the opinion of this body ,in 

THE EVENT GoSPEL STEPS WERE TAKEN IN HIS DEPOSITION 
THAT HE SHOULD GO TO THE CHURCH WHERE HE WAS DEPOSED 
FOR RECONCILIATION AND "RESTOrAT I ON j AND WE FURTHER 
HOLD THAT SAID* ChURCH ^HALL CALL A COUNCIL OF MIN- 
ISTERS AND Deacons from Sister to sit in judgment 

ON HI S CASE. • 

AsSOCIAt'iON VVITHDRE\aJ for ONE-HALF HOUR. ' 

Saturday Evening 2 O'clock 

The Association assumed business. 

The following resolution was adopted: Resolved 
that we, the Cedar Creek Association, deprecate the 
practice of dealing in spirituous liquors, and advise 



THE SEVERAL CHURCHES COMPOSING THIS BODY TO ABAN- 
DON THE USE OF THE SAME AS A BEVE«AGE ALTOGETHER. 

Ordered, that 600 copiesof the minutes be printed 

ORDERED,THAT THE CLERK RECEIVE $15 FOR HIS SERVICE 

Brother T/V.Devane offeredt the following resolutio 

Which was adopted: 

Whereas, there is great need of Baptist Liter- 
ature IN THE bounds OF OUR ASSOCIATION. THEREFORE 
resolved that we raise a fund AMOUNTING TO TWO 
hundred dollars for the PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHINQ A 
depository at FaYETTEVILLE, TO BE CALLED THE BaPT I S 

BOOK Depository of the Cedar Creek Association. Anq 

THAT WE REQUEST OUR Ml>ilSTERST0 ACT AS VOLUNTSM 
COLPORTEURSTO SELL SAID BOOKS , ALLOWING THEM THE 
PRIVILEGE TO GIVE SUCH TO THE POOR AS THEY SEE ARE •» 

ni^ed and unable to hwv. 
. After the passasq of the foregoing resolution 

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS SUBSCRIBED THE AMOUNT ANNAXi 
TO THEIR NAMESAS A FUND TO ESTABLISH THE DEPOSITOR 

$IO.0O>PD 



Thos. W.Devane 
J.M.Beasley 
Arthur Melvi n 

M.fvtCK. BmI TH 

C.O.Nixofs) 

D.W.McGou(^AN 

J.H.Cobb 

Jas. Cashwell 

Sam« Mi MS 

Jas. Guy 

H. McAlpin 

P.Taylor 

A. B. Alderman 

D.A.BuiL 

AvERiTT Hall 

A.A.McCaskill 

j.a.rozier 

IVm BRYAf^ 

d.t.holli ngsworth 
Wm. Holli nqsworth 
r. mcdaniel 



J.T.TOLAR 



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10.00" 
10.00 

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5.00PD 

5.00 

5.00PD 

5.00-2" 

2.50 
5.00 
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5.00" 

2 .00 PD 

1 .00" 
5.00 



Matthew St rick 
D.T.Avyfef.xS 
Wm^H. Mel VEIN 
a.m.averi tt 
, J.M.Beasley 

Jno. A.McGougan 
Gray EJ. Cobb 
Hector ,J. Mclean 

^'m Tomli nson 
Daniel Gee 

.Wm.S. Fl SHER 

D.L.Smi th 

W.C.'.'VEGT 
A.S.rv'ciVllLLAN 

D, Johnson 

S.J. Cobb 
NaAH Mercer - 
RbUbcn Fi sher 
Thomas McDaniel 
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Appointed Brother J.M.Beasley Treasurer of the de- 
pository. Brother P. Taylor, Agent Depository, to be ki 
KEPT AT Brother P. Taylor* s Storj: , Fayette ville, N.C. 
Appointed Brethren Jas. McDaniel , A, B, Alderman 

AND J.^.BeASLEY, a committee TO SELECT SUCH BOOKS 
AS THEY THINK BEST TO BE KEPT IN THE DEPOSITORY. 

On MOTION , Resolved that we leave it di scbetionary 
with the 6ommittee when they will purchase the 300ks. 
On motion. Resolved, That we will become auxiallary 
TO THE Baptist S^ate Convention. 

The following Brethren were apointed Delegates to 
THE Convention: Jas. McDaniel, Jas Cashiwell, R.Fisher, 
\'/,C.V/est, Dr. John^.1. McGouqan, T.W.Devane, Chas d. 
Nixon, J.M.Beasley, A. B, Alderman, S.J. Cobb, J.A.Bea- 

manJas. A.ROZIER, D.VV.McGOUGAN. . , , 

The COLLECTION TAKEN UP TOMORROW TO BE APPROPRI - 

ATEDTO Domestic Missions. 

RESOLyED, THAT we CORDIALLY INVITE EldER J.R. 

Graves of Nashville, Tenn., to attend the next ses- 
sion OF THIS Association. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association 
be and are most respectfully tendered to the members 

. OF THIS 6huRCH, AND THE FRIENDS OF THIS VICINI TY , 

for theif^ hospitality in intertaining this booy| 
during its sejssion, -, , ■ 

On Motion, adjourned. , 

Prayer by. Elder H. McAlpin. 

' A. B, Alderman, Moderator, 

Allan A. McCaskill, Clerk. , 



666 Sabsath, October ^Oth 

The services were opened by EloerJas. McDaniel, 

WITH A discourse FOUNDED ON FtJRST ' T'iMlQf WY, 1 vShAI»;I!ER 

IJtmers'e. ; . , 

Elder J.Monroe followedwith a discourse founded 
ON Ruth, Chap,, I6th and 17th verses. 

Elder A. B. Alderman closed the services. 
Collection on Sabbath $48.50» 



APPEND I X 



' Foreign K'issions. ' 

Dear (Brethren: Your Committee on Foreign Missions 

SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING REPORT'. HAVING hXd BUT LITTLE I N- 
F0r?MATI0N FROM FOREIGN MISSIONS IN THE LAST YEAR , WE A 
NOT PREPARED TO REPOrV AS WE WOULD WISH TO, BUT 'A/E KNOW 
THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF OUR FELLOW BEINGS THAT HAVE NEVERi 
HEARD OF ChRI STTHAT ARE PERISHING FOR THE GOOD WORD OF 
LIFE, AND ARE WORSHIPING IDOLS. We HAVE MISSIONARIES 
THAT HAVE LEFT THE SHORES OF AmERICA AND HAVE GONE TO 

BuRMAH, China, Africa, and other placesto point the 

HEATHEN TO THE LaMB OF GODTHAT TAKETH AWAY THE SINS OF 
THE WORLD, ThEY HAVE COUNTED ALL THINGS BUT LOS« TO 
THEM THAT THEY MAY GAINQ ChrI ST, AND IS IT NOT OUR 
DUTY TO CONTRIBUTE SOMETHING TO THEIR SuPPORT TO ASSI 
THEM IN PREACHING THE GOSPELTO THE HEATHEN? I F WE DO 
NOT, WILL NOT THE BLOOD OF THE HeATHEN CRY AGAINST US?| 

Willi T be said of us in the judgment that we have done] 

WHAT WE could '• WiLL THE! JuDGE OF Qui CM AND DEAD SAY tJ 

US IN THAT DAY, WELL DONE THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SER- 
VANT? If THEY ASKOF BREAD SHALL WE G I VE THEM A STONE'.! 
If THEY ASK A FISH SHALL WE GIVE THEM A SERPENT? 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Reubin Fisher, Chairman. 



Peri odicals. ' 

Dear Brethren: In compliance with your appointment 
last fall, we present the following on periodicals. 

As LIGHT IS INDISPENSABLE IN TRAvELL I NG AND IN BUSINj 

SO IS knowledge; In order that we may have our minds 

I LLUMI NEDFI RST BY THE PURE AND EVERTRUE LIGHT OFRevEL) 
and THEN BY THE LESS LIGHTS WHICH MAY SE REPRESENTED oi 
THE STARS. 'Ve WILL FIND THAT WHERE THE TRUE LIGHT SHll 
MOST, THERE THE OTHER LIGHTS ARE BRIGHTEST. AnO WHERI 
no PERIODICALS ARE' READ, WE FIND GROSS DARKNESS HAS T0< 
MUCH THE ASCENDENCY. IVhERE THE PEOPLE DO NOT TAKE NOl 
READ SOME GOOD RELIGIOUS NEWSPAPERS, THEY ARE A LONG 
WAY BEHIND THE TIMES. ThEY CAN HARDLY CON VERSE I NTELL- 
I GENTLY ON ANY OF THE PASSING EVENTS- THEY KNOW BUT L| 
ABOUT OUR DENOMINATION AND RELIGIOUS MATTERS IN GENERAl 



THEY KNOW BUT LITTLE WHAT THE SOCIETIES OF THE WORLD 
ARE DOING. How CAN THEY WITHOUT THE RELIGIOUS PAPERS? 

The mind must and will continually feed on soj^ethinq 

AND IF IT DOES NOT GET WHOLESOME FOOD IT WILL BECOME 
POISONED WITH UNWHOLESOME; THEREFORE WE OUGHT TO BE 
CAREFULTO RE8D THE B| BLE FIRST OF ALL, AND THEN READ 
SOME WELL CONDUCTED PERIODICALS. We WOULD THEREFORE 
RECOMMENDMOST HEARTILY THE BiBLlCAL RECORDER, ED I TED 

BY ELDER J.J.James, in I^aleigh N.G. The Recorder is 

A WEEKLY , AND IS OUR StATE ORGAN, AND WELL WORTHY OF 
OUR PERUSAL. It WILL KEEP US POSTLDUP ON ALL IMPOR- 
TANT MATTERS, AND COSTS ONLY ;:^2peR YEAR IN ADVANCE 
.IN ALL 8ASES. \'/e ALSO RECOMMEND THE TeNNESSEEBaPT I ST 
EDITED3Y EldERS GrAVES, DaytON, AND PenDLETON, IN 

Nashville, Tenn. This is a weekly paper, and the most 

THOROUGH-GOING B I 3LE ADVOCATE IN THE WORLD, AND IS 
sent TO SU3SCRIBERS FOR $2 IN AOVANCEPER YEAR. LeT 

NONE OF US NEGLECT TO TAKE THE ChILOREN's Fr|EN0,A 
SMALL PAPER EDITED BY EldER A.C.DayTON, .NasHVILLE 

Tenn., monthly, at 25cents for a single copy or 5 

COPIES FOR $1 PER YEAR. Th I S PAPER IS JUST THE THING 

for our CHILDREN. I'i/e RECOMMEND THE HOME AND FoREIGN 

Journal and the Commission, editedby Elders Taylor 

AND POINDEXTER, IN RICHMOND V^^RGINIA, MONTHLY,* THE 

Journal for 25 cents and Commission for 0), These 

PAPERS GIVE us ALL FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. 

All pF which we respectfully submit. . 1 

I A«B. Alderman. Chairman. i 



DOMESTI C Ml SSIONS. 

Dear Brethren;- Being appointed at the last Asso- 
ciation TO communicate tOiYCu at this time our wiews 
ON Domestic Missions. We are truly sorry that you had 

NOT SELECTEDSOME PERSONS MORE COMPETENT THAN YOUR HUM- 
ble servants. i • i 

Your committee beg lea veto make the following re- 
pobt; '7e find one of the first commandments enjoined 
UPON us BY Christ, was to iqo ye into all the world and 

PREACH THE GoSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE. ThEN WE HOLDTHAT 
ALL CHRISTIANS ARE . LABORERS IN HIS VI NYArD, AND CO- 
WORKERS IN THE CAUSE OF ChrIST. For HE SAYS JF YE LOVE 
ME YE WILL KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS. AnD WHENEVER OR 

WHEREVERWE ARE pALLED ON TO ASSISTIN BUILDING UP THE 
CAUSE OF OUR B^^SSED RedEE^ERWE SHOuLd PrAY TO THE 



Lord to assist us, and suckle on our A(«iMOUf^ and 

PREPARE F0« BATTLE, AND TRUST THE CONSEQUENCES TO 
I THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD. FOR HE SAYS SEEK YE FIRS 
. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND ALL THINGS SHALL BE ADDEo! 

UNTO YOU. The cause of i.;i ssi ons has claimed the 

ATTENTION OF THOUSAND S M I LL I ONS , AND WELL IT MI0H 

When OUR blessed Saviour has commanded his his 

FOLD©®BaSTO PREACH THE GoSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE, 
THE CAUSE OF MISSIONS, ESPECIALLY OF HOME OR DoMES 
TIC MISSIONS, SHOULD CLAIM THE ATTENTION OF BOTH 
SAINT AND SINNERS GOD HAS THROUGH HISGREAT MERCY 
AND LOVE DEVISED THIS GREAT PLAN OF SALVATION. 
And THE QUESTION MUST NECESSAR | LYARI SE, HOW I S THI 
QREAT AND IMPORTANT MISSION TO BE ACCOMPLISHED? 
Dear BRETHREN, in THE OPINION OF YOUR COMMITTEE I T 
MUST BE CAi^RIED ON BY YOU AND [ AND ALL THE FOLLOW- 
ERS OF Christ. Some brother may think this cur- 
ious LOGIC AND A STRANGE ARGUMENT, AND IS READY TO S 
HE CANNOT PREACH THE GOSPEL, AND THAT HE IS POOR 
AND HIS MEANS LIMITED, GOD HAS COMMANDEDUS TO WATCH, 
AND PRAY, AND LET OUR LIGHT SHINE, AND LETOUR DA|L 
WALK BE SUCH AS BECOMES CHRISTIANS, AND ADMONISH 
POOR PERISHING SINNERS TO FORSAKE THEIR EVIL WAYS 
AND SERVE ChrIST, WHO GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOM, THAT 
THROUGH HIS DEATH AND SUFFERING SINNERSMIGHT HAVE 
ETERNAL REST. YeA, UPON THIS PIVOT TURNS OUR VERY 
EXISTENCE. Why DO I MAKE THIS BOLD ASSERTION? 
Ah, MEDITATE BUT ONE MOMENT UPON THOSE NATIONSWHO 
WERE ONCEA RELIGIOUS AND HAPPY PEOPLE, BUT HAVE BEEf • 
LED ASTRAY BY THAT GREAT SOUL DEVOURER, AND SEE WHAT 
AN AWFUL AND LAMENTABLE CONDI TIONWE NOW FIND THEM IN 
BOWING DOWN, WORSHIPING IDOLS7 WITHOUT THE KNOW- 
LEDGE OF THE TRUE AND LIVING G0D.4'/hAT AN AWFUL 

sentence is pronounced aga i nstthose nat i onss 
goo says emphatically, that they shall be turned 
into hell with all the nations that forget god. 
Well, then, let us rally to theu foot-stool of 
Christ and cast our little mite and be united as one- 
and be not contentedunti l every family in our limits 
shall be supplied with religious books and shall 
have the opportunityof hearing the blessed word prea 

CHED. Yea my friends, let us rally to the CROSS OF 

6hrIST and PUSH this great ENGINE ONUNTIL EVERY SOU 

SHALLHAVE an OPPORTUNI TYTO quench its THIRST AT TH 

FOUNT OF THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD. 



Wherever you find a reuiqious pebple you find 
a law-lovinq, a happy and a prosperous people; 

AND ABOVE ALL , ChrI ST HAS BrOMISED THEM EVERLAST- 
ING LIFE. Then let us be diligent with the talent 

THAT OUR BLESSED MASTER HAS GIVEN US, THAT WE MAY 
BE ABLE TO GIVE A GOOD ACCOUNT OF OUR STEWARDSHIP 
HERE BELOW AND HEAR THE PLAUDIT, 'VeLL DONE THOU GOOD A;\'r 
AND FAITHFUL SERVANT , THOU HAST BEEN FAITHFUL 
OVER A FEW THINQJj I WILL MAKE THEE RULER OVER 

MANY. But let us not be sati sfiedwi th AN ACTIVE Itiner 

ANT IN OUR OWN FIELD, BUT REMEMBER THE POOR HEATHEN, 
AND ROLL THIS GREAT WHEEL OF SALVATIONON UNT I LL 
IT SHALL REACH FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH, FROM 
THE £asT TO THE 'VeST, AND BE UNITED AS ONE, 

SHOUTING Glory be to Goo forever and Forever. Amen. - 

THOS. VV. DEVANE Cbairman. 



( This minute was copied from a bound 

VOLUMN IN THE POSSESSION OFK'ISS 

Ve«a McQougan of Lumber Bridge. The 

VOLUMN contains THE MINUTES OF THE 

Cedar Creek Association from 1858- IB?' 
It was bound pursuant to an order 
of the Association in the meeting of 
1870 appointing Elder J.M.Beasley and 
D.W.NxGougan the Clerk as a committee 
See page 5 of the minute of 1870. 
This Copy made by 'V.O. JohnsonClerk 
Robeson Association 19^9») 



SABBATH SCHOOLS 
Dear Brethren: Your Committee on Sabbath Scwools 

REPORT AS follows: 

With such facilities as we are blessed with 
at the present, every church, yea every neigh- 
BOURHOOD MAY WITH EASE ORGANIZE A SaBBATH SCHOOL , 
AND FURNISH THE RISING GENERATION WITH A PURE AND 
RELIGIOUS LITERATURE. EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT US 
THAT EARLY IMPRESSIONS ARE HARD TO ERADICATE- 
HENCE OUR DUTY TO ORGANI ZE AND THEN TO PATRON 

I zeSabbath Schools, that our childqen may have 

UP TENDtR 

THE IMPORTANCE OF RELIGION IMPRESSEDxON THEIR 

MINDS « We know THAT MANY SabBATH SCHOOLS 

HAVE GONE DOVtfN, AND THE CAUSE , WE BELIEVE ,IS 

THAT PARENTS MANIFEST SO LITTLE INTEREST IN SabBATH S 

Schools. Your Committee urge the necessity for 
parents to awake to their duty. 60 with these 
children to the sa3sath school and assist in 
imparting religious instruction to the ysuth, 

THAT WHEN WE ARE GONE TO THE SPIFIT WOrLD OUR 
CHILDREN MAY FILL OUR PLACESWI TH CREDIT TO US AND 

TO THE Glory of Goo, and the advancement of 
Christ's Kingdom on Earth. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

N.H.Jones, Chairman. 



Report on Executive Committee. 

Your committee to nominate an executive 
qommitteefor the ensuing yea«, beg leave to present 
the follow i ng : 



Churches 
Cape Fear 
Concord 

MAiSNOLl'A t 

Rock Fi sh 
Pi ney Grove 
Cedar Creek 
Spring Branch 
Sapti ST Chapel 
Green Springs 

Providence 

Bladen Uni on 

Beaver Creek 

Kl NGSBURY 

Z ion's Tabernacle 
Cypress Creek 
Fayetteville 
Saddle Tree 



Delegates. , 

T.\V.Devane 

R. Fa I rcloth , 

■ I 
V/m, Br«an 

J.Musselv/hi te 

Jas. Guy 
A. Mel VI n 
S.D.Jackson 
H.J. Lock AME 
N.H.Jones 

- I ; 

D.W.MCGOUGAN 

J. S. Beard 

M. Strickland 
O.A.BuiE 
Noah K'ercer 
M. McK Smith 

J.M.Beasley 

Atlas Carlyle 



Respectfully Submitted, D.T.AVERITT 

Jas. a. Rozier. 



THE REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COKWITTEE. 



I 



The Executive Committee of your body beg leave 
to make the foluovvi ivg refort: ' 

Your coMMi TTEE have had the sef=jvices of Brc^ther 
A.B,Aloe«man as their miesionary, who has travelled 

AND preached SEVENTY-FOUR DAYS IN THE DESTITUTE RE- 
GIONS OF THE Association* He also called to his 
AID Brother V/.C.West, who preached six day; Brother 
W.H.Howard, six days; Brother A. Hall one oay;Brother 
R.Fisher one day. Although he has had many difficul?- 

TIES to encounter WITH, THE LORD HAS CROWNED HIS LA30R 
WITH RICH SUCCESS, AND MANY SOULS HAVE BEEN MADE TO 
REJOICE. 'He HAS HAD THE PLEASURE OF BAPTIZING SIX 
PERSONS. He HAS CONSTITUTED TWO CHURCHES WITHIN OUR 

BOUNDS, VIZ.: Kingsbury and Beaver Creek. He calls our 

ATTENTION TO MANY IMPORTANT POINTS W?-U CH SHOULD NOT 
BE NEGLECTED, BUT SUPPLIEDWITH AN ACTIVE ITENERANT. 

Among the most important are Beaver Creek, Kings- 
bury, Purdee' s School House, Greenwood and N'urchin- 
80N* s factory. Although the Association is but in 
her infancy, we trust that much has Already seen 

DONE in the cause OF ChrIST. 

Thus your body will see the operations of the 
Committee the past year. And we have great cause to 
rejoice: the way is now open, the seed sown, the 

FIELD IS ALREADY Rl PB FOR THE HARVEST. ThEN LET US 
SEND FORTH AN ACT I vt^ ' Vo^PrJcLA I M THE UNSEARCHABLE 
Rl CHES OF ChrI ST. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

T.V/.Devane , Chairman. 



REPORTOF THE TREASURER OF THE CEDAR CR^^'-K 

ASSOSriATION 1859. 
Collected from the churches during the yaer. 



Cedar Creek 
Cape F'ear 
PiNEy Grove 
Magnolia 
Green Springs 
Spring Branch 
Concord 

Bapti ST Chapel 
Rock fi sh 
Fayetteville 



$58. 60 
62.00 

14.40 
21.45 

6.75 

20.00 

16.80 

8.00 

4»85 

25.00 

214. 15 



Contra: 
Paid to brother Alderman 



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ii 
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II 
11 



West 

Howard ' 
Hall 
Clerk to printing 



$90.89 
9.00 
9.00 
1.50 



Cash in hand 



Minutes 22.00 

159.69 

• . 85.70 

A. MEDLIN, Treasurer. 



Your Committee have examined the foregoin g 
account and find it correct. 



J.M.Beasley, Chairman. 



For the Support of Domestic Missions. 
The following churches and persons pledged the 

AMOUNT ANNEXED TO THEIR f^AMES FOR THE SUPPORT OF 

Domestic fv. I SCIONS for the ensuing year; 



Cape Fear 


550.00 


SaddleTree 


$10.00 


N', AG NOLI a „ 


1 1 .00 


P.Taylor 


^.UU 


ROCKFI SH 


le.oo 


S.M.Beasley 


> 5.00 


PiNEY Grove 


lO.OO 


A.B.Aldermani 


5.00 


Cedar Creek 


225.00 


Jas. Guy 


5.00 


Spring Branch 


20.00 


A. Melvi.n . 1 


5.00 


Bapti ST Chapel 


15.00 


Wm. T0MI.I.8QQN 


5.00 


Providence 


12.00 


John Musselvvhite 


2.00 


Bladen Uni on 


5.00 


R.Fisher 


3.50. 


Beaver Creek 


6.00 


C.D.Nixon 


5.00 


Kl NQSBURY 5»00f*D 


5.00 


D.W.McGougan 


5.00 


Zi on' s Tabernacle 


: 5-75 


J.N.Cash\vell 


2.50 


Cypress Creek 


10.00 


R. McDaniel 


5.00 


Fayetteville 


25.00 







Minute Fund. 



Cape Fear 


$ 5.00 


Soncord 

, 1 


4.15 


Magnolia 


, 2.50 


Rock Fi sh 


, 1 .00 


PiNEY ^ROVE 


1 .00 


Cadar Creek 


5.00 


Spri ng Branch 


4.00 


Bapti st Chapel 


4.00 


Greenspri ngs 


2.50 



/K 



Providence 
Bladen Uni on, 
Beaver Creek 

Kl NGS3URY 

Z ion's Tabernacle 
Cypress Creek 
Fayettevi lle 
Saddle Tree __ 

Total $ 45 



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$ 2.00 
1.70 
I .00 

2.50 

1.25 

2.50 
4.00 

; 



Your Committee have examined the above account 
and find it correct. 

jJ,,M, Beasley, Chairman. 



Constitution 

CEDAR CREEK^ BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

»Jhe«eas. Goo's people are commanddeo to strive toget. 
he'"; the pa.th or the Gospel: a.o 'Vhereas . - n on' 
■ON there is greater strength and oapaoity for ass.st- 
Z In THE promotion of Christ's Kingoom on EIarth. we, 

P^OFErsEO OISOIPUES OF CHRIST, RESOLVE TO UNITE IN AN 
ASSOCIATED CAPAOITVON THE FOLLOWING CONSTITUTION. 

Article l! This Association shall be denominated and 

k"o1n aL TEH cedar CrEEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION OF NORTH 

TnrTlT2. THIS boov shall .e composed of o^-^'^"" 

CHoLeN BV THE CHURCHES CONNECTED WITH IT, EACH CHURCH 
BEING ENTITLED TO THREE DELEGATES. ^„E 

AoTirLC ^. In THE SELECTION OF THESE DELEGATES, THE 
CHURCHEs'sHALL PAV STRICT REGARD TO THE MORAL AND IN- 
TELLECTUAL SUALIFI OAT IONS OF THOSE APPOINTED. 
ART'cLr4^ THE DELEGATES THUS SELECTED SHOULD SEAR 
/pom THE IP RESPECTIVE CHURCHES, A LETTER CERTIFYING 

^ "..rA^POINTMBNT, AND =— ---^--^11 „,,, 
RELATIVE TO THE STATE OF THE CHURCH AND THE INTERES 

rRT^cLr's. THE Association shall select out of . 
'Z\t:2.ns annually - pr.3. ding off. cer a sec- 
retary. a Treasurer, who shall be elected by 

:" V«0 SHALL continue IN OFFICE UNTIL THE TIME FOR 

,HE *"-"*'-, ^::"^'°;;;,, „^^he association shall be 
Article 6. y"^"!;^"!?; kingdom among men, and th. 

THE PROMOTION OF ^HRI ST 8 t.\t.OD SELECTEC 

WAY AND MEANS OF ACCOMPLISHING THIS SHALL BE 

AND PROSECUTEDIN STRICT CONFORMITY TO LAW AND TESTI 

Article 7. The Association shall have a fund create, 

::rsu:Tl;NED .Y VOU-TARY contributions FROM^THE^. 

rB:rcr;o™;rD:rposi::oroF ::e^ma.ority present. 

rRT:rLEi:TFM:rF°u:.E=ORD shall be made 0F.HE 
prOCEEDINGS OF EACH ANNUL SESSION, WHICH SHALL BE 
PRINTED AND PRESENTED TO EACH SESSION. 



Article 9. It shall bz the province op the Associat- 
ion TO APPOINT AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, TO .;hOM MAY BE 
SUBMITTEDTHE CONSUMMATION OF ANY PLANADOPTEO; ' Vh I CH 
COMMITTEE SHALL SE ANSWERABLE FOR THEIR OFFICIAL 
ACTS TO THE ASSOCIATION. 

Article 10. the Association shall not maintain per- 
manent FELLOWSHIP TOWARD ANY OF HER CHURCHES WHICH 

NEGLECT TO INSTITUTEAND PRESERVE PROPER OR QOSPEL 
ORDER AMONG THEIR MEMBERS, NOR TOWARDS ANY OF HER 
--CHURCHES AND MINISTERS WHO TREAT HER CONSTITUTION 

WITH contempt; but shall SUSTAIN W| TH ALL HER INFLU- 

ENCESUCH AS PROMOTE GqsPEL PRINCIPLES AND ORDER. 

Article II. The Association shall not recognize as 

VALID the ORDINATIONOF ANY Ml Nl STERWH I CH MAY TAKE 
fLACEWlTHIN THE BOUNDSOF HER CHURCHES, WITHOUT HER 
'"PRIOR DIRECTION OR VIRTUAL SANCTION. 

Article 12. It shall be the province of the Associa- 
tion TO INVITE VISITING AND CORRESPONDING BRETHREN TO 
A SEAT, WHO SHALL BE ENTITLED TO SPEAK ON ANY POINT 

under discussion, but not to vote. 
Article I^. The Annual sessiow of this Association 

SHALL BE ON THURSDAY BEFORE THE SECOND' Lord's DAY 

IN November, at such place as^ may be chosen. 
Article I4. By appointment of the Assoc i at i onthere 

SHALLBE AN INTRODUCTORY SerMON PREACHED, AND ALSO 

a char! ty sermon. 

Article 1 5. This Constitution may be amended at any 

ANNUAL session BY A VOTE OF TWO THIRDS OF THOSE PRESENT. 

Rules of Order for the ' 
CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

I. At each assemslinq for the transacti onof Business 
the presiding officer,( or in his absencethe Secretary) 

SHALL invite THE MEMBERS TO THEIR APPROPRIATE PLACES, A,MO 
AND A CHAIRMAN PrOTEM SHALL BE APPOINTED. ThEN THE 
MEETING SHALL BE OPENED WITH READING THE ScRI PTURES, 
PRAISE AND PRAYER, EITHER BY HIM OR SOME ONE ON WHOM 
HE MAY IMPOSE THE DUTY. 
2' THE PRESIDING OFFICE SHALL, AS FAR AS IN HIM LIES, 
MAINTAIN A STRICT CONFORMITY TO THE COMSTITUTION AND 
RULES OF ORDER OF THE ASSOCIATION, I N THE NATURE MAN- 
NER AND SPIRIT OF THE BUSINESS TRANSACTED. He SHALL 
APPOINT COMMITTEES, DECIDE QUESTIONS OF ORDER. AND GIVE ,- 
HIS VIEWSON ANY POINT UNDER DISCUSSION AFTER OTHERS 
ARE DONE SPEAKING. 



5. Names of the delegates shall be called each day | 

OF THE SESSION , PREVIOUS TO PROCEEDING TO SOSINESS \ 
AND THE MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING «EAO 4SND 

approved* 

4. The members shall onserve that respect towards 

TH|E OFFICERSANO EACH OTHER, WHICH BECOMETH THOSE THAT 
REVERENCE GOD, WHOSE THEY ARE AND VVHOM THEY SERVE. 
WHEN ANY MEMBBRIS ABOUT TO SPEAK IN DEBATE OR MAKE 
REMBRKS,HE SHALLRISE FROM HIS SEAT, «ND RESPECTFULLY 
ADDRESS HIMSELF TO THE PRESIDING OFFICER; SHALL CON- 
FINE HIMSELF TO THE QUESTION UNDER CONSIDERATION, ANI 
AVOID ALL PERSONa/liTI ES. NO MEMBER ^HALL SPEAK MORE 

than twice on the same question without leave. 

5. When a motion is made without a second it shall i 

RECEIVE attention; BUT I F SECONDED, IT SHALL BE STATEI 
3Y THE PRESIDING OFFICER, OR IF IN WRITING, SHALL BE 
READ BY THE SECRETARY BEFORE DEBATE, j i. 1 a"! 

6. After a motion is stated by the presiding officer 

OR read by THE SECRETARY, IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE I 
THE POSSESSION OF THE ASSOCIATION, BUT MAY BE WITH- 
DRAWN AT ANY TIME BY THE MOVEf PREVIOUS TO A DISCUSS 
^. V.HEN A QUESTION IS UNDER DEBATE, NO MOTION OR PRO 
OSITION SHALL BE RECEIVED BUT TO ADJOURN, TO LAY ON T 
TABLE, TO AMEND, OR TO POSTPONE INDEFINITELY; WHICH 
SEVERAL MOTIONS SHALL HAVE PREFERENCE IN THE ORDER 

in which they are stated. 

8. When a motion has bcen carried in the affirmative 

OR NEGATIVE, IT SHALL BE IN ORDER FOR ANY MEHBER WHO 

voted in the majority to move for reconsideration 
thereof on the same day. 

9. When a subject is presented, and is promptly oppos 

ED BY ANY MEMBER, IT SHALL BE ADMITTED T© CONSIDER- 
ATIONBY a vote of THE ASSOCIATION. • - 
10. No MEMBER SHALL ABSENT HIMSELF FROM THE MEETING 

OF THE Association unless he have permission, or be 

SICK AND UNABLE TO ATTEND ! ■ 

!I. All questions, exceptsuch as relate to the con 
stitution, shall be decidedby a majority of votes. 
12. These rules of order, may be altered or smende 
at any annual session of the association, by a vot 

OF A MAJORITY OF THE DELECATES PRESENTI 



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MINUTES ^ 



OF THE 



THIRD SESSION 



OF THE 



CEDAR CREEK 

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 

HELD AT 

BAPTIST CHAPEL CHURCH, 

SAMPSON COUNTS, N. C, 

November Sth, 9th, 10th, 11th, 

1860. 



FAYETTEVILLE : 

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1861. 



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IINUTES. % 



THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 1860. 

The Introductory Sermon was delivered, according to appointment, 
\)y Elder J. H. Cobb, from Psalms, 27th chap., 4th verse. 

After an intermission of twenty minutes, the Association was called 
to order by the Moderator's reading a portion of Scripture and singing, 
and the Divine direction invoked by Bro. J. M. Beasley. 

A majority of the Churches being represented, the Association pfo- 
iceeded to business. 

On motion, Bro. J. T. Tolar was appointed Assistant Clerk. 

Appointed Brethren R. Fisher, Jas. Guy and H. J. Lockaman a 
Committee to supply the stage. 

Appointed Brethren C. D. Nixon and J. M. Beasley a Committee of 
Finance. 

After the reading of Letters and recording the names of Delegates, 
the Officers were elected, viz: A. B. Alderman, Moderator; A. A. Mc- 
Caskill, Clerk; J. T. Tolar, Assistant Clerk; A. Melvin, Treasurer. 

An invitation extended to Churches to unite with our body; when 
Delegates from the following Churches presented their Letters and were 
received: Salem, Pleasant, Union, Piney Green. 

Visiting Brethren were invited to seats; when Brethren H. McAlpin 
and A. Brown from the Union Association; Bro. Bogart, Agt. of the 
American Bible Union, presented themselves and look seats. 

A letter and package of Minutes received from the Pee Dee Association. 

Appointed Brethren H. McAlpin, C. D. Nixon, Jas. Guy, a Com- 
mittee of Arrangements. 

Appointed the Officers of Baptist Chapel Church a Committee of 
Vigilance. 

On motion, the quere from Spring Branch was read; after some re- 
marks, on motion of Bro. J. M. Beasley, it was laid on the table to be 
taken up at the option of the Committee of Arrangements. 

Adjourned to Friday morning, 9J o'clock. Prayer by Bro. Bogarti 



FkidaIt Morning, 91 o*CLocit. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. After reading a portion of Scripture 
by the Moderator and singing, prayer was oflfered by Elder H. McAlpin. 
Roll called. Minutes of yesterday read and approved, 
pommittee of Arrangements reported; report was adopted. 
Corresponding Messengers called for, when Brethren William Meh 



4 

vin, Geo. Melvin and W. S. Melvin, with a letter and package of Min- 
utes from Cape Fear Association came forward and took seats. 

Appointed Brethren R. Fisher and E. Davis to audit the Accounts-. 
of the Treasurer and Finance Committee. 

Association suspended business for Bro. Bogart to address the bodj 
in behalf of the Bible Union. 

Resumed business. 

An invitation given to visiting Brethren to take seats; when Bro. 
Skinner, Agent of the Raleigh Baptist Female College, and Bro. Faulk- 
ner, from Beulah Association, came forward and were welcomed to seats. 

Quere from Spring Branch taken up. Quere: Shall we as Mission- 
ary Baptists recognize the baptism of the Free Wills as valid when they 
apply for membership into our Church? Quere answered in the nega- 
tive, with a request that Bro. Jas. McDaniel givethe reason why their 
baptism is not valid, in the Minutes of this Association.* 

Appointed Brethren R. Fisher and S. J. Guy to nominate an Exe- 
cutive Committee for the ensuing year. 

Association suspended business for Bro. Skinner to address the bodj 
in behalf of the Raleigh Baptist Female College. 

Association gave a recess of one half-hour. 

Friday Evening, 2 o'clock. 

Association resumed business. 

Committees appointed last year to write on the following subjects,. 
viz: Domestic Missions, Sabbath Schools, Periodicals, and Ministerial 
Support, reported. Reports read and their appendage to the Proceed- 
ings ordered. - i -o ^ 

Treasurer and Agent of the Book Depository reported. Reports, 
read and ordered to be appended to the Minutes. 

Adjourned to 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. Prayer by Bro. Skinner. 



Saturday Morning, 9 o^clock. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. Reading and singing by the Mode- 
rator: prayer by Elder E. Davis. . 

Appointed Brethren A. B. Alderman and R. Fisher to write on lo- 
reign Missions; C D. Nixon and J. M. Beasley on Sabbath Schools; D. 
W McGougan and H. J. Lockaman on Periodicals; J. T. Tolar and Jas. 
Guy on Temperance; J. M. Beasley and A. A. MeCaskill on Ministe- 
rial Support. , , ^ -n nt I, 

The next Session of this Association will be held at Cape tear Churchy 
Cumberland County, N. C, commencing at 10 o'clock on Thursday be- 
fore the second Sabbath in November 1861. 

Appointed Elder E. Davis to preach the Introductory Sermon at the 



*For the want of space in the Minutes, Bro. McDaniel will give the reasons 
through the columns of the Biblical Recorder. 






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next Session,— Elder R. Fisher as Alternate; Elder H. McAlpin to 
preach the Charity Sermon. — Elder A. B. Alderman as Alternate. 

On motion, Resolved, That we adopt the Baptist Psalmody as the 
Hymn Book to be used by this Association. 

Report of the Executive Committee received and ordered to be ap- 
pended to the Minutes. 

Moderator appointed Brethren M. McK. Smith and D. A. Buie Mes- 
sengers to the Union Association; Noah Mercer and S. J. G-uy, to the 
Cape Fear; J. H. Cobb' and D. W. McGougan, to the Pee Dee; J. M. 
Beasley and W. H. Howard, to the Raleigh. 

Ordered, that 800 copies of the Minutes be printed. 

On motion. Resolved, That the Clerk receive |15 and the thanks of 
this body for his services. 

Reports of the Treasurer, Finance and Auditing Committees, re- 
ceived, and their appendage to the Minutes ordered. 

Ordered, that the Committee of Finance deposite the amount of funds 
in hand with the Treasurer. 

Ordered, that the collection taken up to-morrow be appHed to the 
Domestic Mission cause. 

On motion of Bro. J. M. Beasley, Resolved, That each member of 
the Executive Committee act as an Agent for the Biblical Recorder, 
and Tennessee Baptist, and report to the Moderator of this Association 
the number of subscribers they have obtained to these papers in each 
Church and neighborhood. 

Committee to nominate an Executive Committee reported. Report 
read and ordered to be appended to the Minutes. 

On motion, Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be and the 
same are hereby most respectfully tendered to the Brethren and friends 
of this neighborhood, for their kindness in entertaining this body. 

On motion, adjourned. Prayer by Elder Bogart. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Moderator, 
ALLAN A. McCASKILL, Clerk, 



SABBATH, 

The services were opened by Elder H. McAlpin, with a discourse 
founded on Luke, 19th chap. 10th verse. Elder A. B. Alderman fol- 
lowed, with a discourse founded on Luke, 14th chap. 17th verse. The 
congregation on Sabbath was very large and attentive. Collection on 
Sabbath $S9 50. 



A.I>I>E]SrDIX, 



DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

We think it unnecessary to undertake to prove by argument the im- 
portance of Missions, and especially Domestic, because we believe it is 
admitted by all the Churches connected with this A.ssociation, that the 
promulgation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is of vast importance. But 
we think the self-denying effort that should follow such an admission is 
to a lamentable extent wanting. We most respectfully and earnestly 
recommend Churches and individuals to show their faith by their 
works. Kespectfully submitted. 

D. T. AVERITT, Chairman. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee feel quite sensibly their inability rightly and suc- 
cessfully, to present this important matter to the consideration of the 
Brethren. It is really a subject of such intrinsic interest to the Asso- 
ciation that we would be highly pleased had it fallen into the hands 
of those more able to do it justice. Think, my Brother or Sister, one 
moment, how many good members would be made better and infinitely 
more efficient if they would take one or two good orthordox landmark 
Baptist papers, and then carefully read them. We speak, of course, of 
those only who take no such a paper. Most of us are very apt to im- 
bibe much of the spirit and principle set forth in what we read, par- 
ticularly if we continue to read much of the same kind of matter, whe- 
ther it be political, civil or religious. If this be true, how careful 
should Christian men and women be to read the Bible more frequent and 
live daily under its salutary influence. Be careful, also, that you neg- 
lect not the reading of strictly religious papers. Take, for instance, the 
Biblical Recorder, printed in Raleigh at two dollars; or the Tennessee 
Baptist, printed in Nashville, Tenn., also at two dollars, or both, and 
read them with care and attention, and observe what you read, and you 
will be more faithful; you will be more useful; you will be more bene- 
volent; you will be more consistent; you will be more zealous; you will 
be more prayerful, and you will be more active and efficient in every 
department of christian duty in which you may be called to act. Such 
is the experience of others and it will prove true in your case. Reader, 
try it for one year. We do truly and fondly indulge the hope that an 
abiding improvement in matters of this sort will soon be manifest. 
Respectfully submitted. 

JNO. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 



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REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

Dear Brethren: Your Committee on Sabbath Schools beg leave to 
submit the following report: 

As to the great importance of Sabbath Schools, we think we need not 
speak; we trust all our Churches are aware of this fact, and we further 
trust, they have a School in each of their houses of worship. All we 
need say. Brethren and Sisters, is, be punctual in your attendance; at- 
tend as teachers and scholars. We use the language of Bro. A. Gr. 
Dayton: We hold that none is too old to learn in a Sabbath School; 
none too wise or too ignorant to excuse his non-attendance, and thus by 
our example say to our children and the rising generation around us, 
come to the Sabbath School and employ your talents, let them be few 
or many, that when the Lord comes he may say, well done thou good 
and faithful servant. 

We recommend every Sabbath School to have Sunday School Li- 
braries and question books for Bible Classes. We would also_ recom- 
mend our Schools to take Sunday School Papers, and we advise each 
School to take a lesson in singing each day of school. 

If the above recommendations would be complied with, and wellat- 
tended to, our schools would become more instructive and interesting 
to old and young. The young would have the principles of our holy re- 
ligion planted in their hearts; then we would realize the truth of the 
words of Solomon, train up a child in the way he should go, and when 
he is old he will not depart from it. And likewise it would be said of 
them, as Paul said of Timothy, that from a child thou hast known the 
Holy Scriptures. Respectfully submitted. 

J. H. COBB, Chairman. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Dear Brethren: The subject is one in which we are all interested. 
We read in holy writ that they that preach the gospel, shall live of the 
gospel; hence we are brought to the conclusion that it is our bounden 
duty to see that the Ministry is supported, and in this your Committee 
are of the opinion that the most, if not all the Churches, are remiss in 
this duty. How often does the Minister have to call upon his_ Churches 
tor what is due him. This ought not to be. Brethren; we believe there 
are a good many Ministers who have to neglect the ministry and devote 
their time to some secular pursuit for a support. Then who is to blame? 
Your Committee believe there is a remedy, and would recommend that 
each Church have a Treasurer, and the funds be placed in his hands, and 
let it be his duty to pay the Pastor quarterly; then he will be better 
prepared to preach, and his Church and congregation be more benefited. 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. T. TOLAR, Chairman. 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

The Executive Committee of your body submit the following report: 

Your Committee have had the services of Bro. A. B. Alderman as 

their Itinerant, who has traveled and preached one hundred and nine 



days, both in the destitute regions and among the Churches of the As- 
sociation. He also assisted the Pastors of several of the Churches in 
protracted meetings, and the dedication of one house of worship. He 
had many difficulties to contend with in the first of the year, but the 
Lord has crowned his labors with success, and many have been made to 
rejoice. He has had the pleasure of baptizing six persons. Your Com- 
mittee have had the services of Bro. W. H. Howard twelve days in the 
destitute regions of the Association, and he supplied one station one 
quarter of the Assoeiational year. Your Committee have also had the 
services of Bro. K. Fisher ten days during the year; he supplied one 
station, viz: Purdie's School House, with preaching during the vear. 
I here are very many important stations that should be supplied with 
taithful preaching as soon as possible. The Macedonian cry is coming 
up from every quarter: send us the Missionary. Shall we rest easy and 
content ourselves regardless of their cry, and leave them with no one to 
preach Christ and him crucified, or break to them the bread of eternal life? 
By this, your body will see the operations of the Committee the past 
year. Ihen let us send forth an active and efficient Missionary to pro- 
claim the unsearchable riches of Christ. 

Respectfully submitted. 

D. W. McGOUGAN, Secretary. 

KEPORT ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

_ Your Committee to nominate an Executive Committee for the ensu- 
ing year beg leave to present the following: 

CHURCHES. DELEGATES. 

Cape Fear, T. W. Devane. 

Concord, r. Faircloth. 

Blagnolia, Wm. Bryan, 

^ockfish, John Musselwhite. 

Pmey Grove, James Guy. 

Cedar Creek, A. Melvin. 

Spring Branch, S. D. Jackson. 

Baptist Chapel, H. J. Lockaman. 

Green Spring, N. H. Jones. 

Providence, D. w. McGougan. 

Bladen Union, A. T. Averitt. 

Beaver Creek, M. Strickland. 

Kingsbury, 0. D. Nixon. 

Zion Tabernacle, James A. Rozier. 

Cypress Creek, M. McK. Smith. 

Fayetteville, John M. Beaslev. 

Saddle Tree, Lewis Humphrey. 

Salem, William Autry. 

Pleasant Union, E. Fisher. 

Piney Green, A. McRae. 
Respectfully submitted. 

R. FISHER, Chairman. 



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KEPORT OF TREASURER. 



RECEIPTS. 



Cape Fear Churcli 
31agnolia 
Rockfish 
Piney G-rove 
Cedar Creek 
Spring Brancli 
Baptist Chapel 
Providence 
Bladen Union 
Beaver Creek 
Kingsbury 
Zion Tabernacle 
Cypress Creek 
Fayetteville 
Saddle Tree 
Green Spring 
P. Taylor 



$50 00 
11 00 
10 00 
10 00 
25 00 
20 00 
15 00 
12 
5 



00 
00 



6 00 
10 00 

3 75 
10 00 
25 00 
10 00 



4 
5 



00 
00 



J. M. Beasley 

A. B. Alderman 

J. S. Guy 

A. Melvin 

W. H. Tomlinson 

John Musselwhite 

R. Fisher 

C. D. Nixon 

D. W. McGougan 
J. N. Cashwell 
R. McDaniel 
Minute Fund 
Sabbath Collection 
Concord Church 



85 00 



5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 00 


2 


00 


3 


50 


5 


00 


5 00 


2 


50 


5 


00 


43 


10 


89 


50 


12 


30 



1374 65 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid A. B. Alderman 

R. Fisher 

W. H. Howard 

A. A. McCaskill, Cl'k, for preparing and hav- 
ing printed Minutes 
Cash and pledges in hand 






ic 



$167 80 
18 00 
31 40 

52 00 
105 45 



1374 65 
A. MELVIN, Treasurer. 

Names of individuals and Churches sulscriUng to the Domestic Mis- 
sion Board for the year 1861. 



Magnolia 
Piney Grove 
Baptist Chapel 
Providence 
Bladen Union 
Kingsbury 
Cypress Creek 
Fayetteville 
Saddle Tree 
Pleasant Union 
Piney Green 
Green Spring 
Salem 
James Guy 
A. B. Alderman 
H. J. Lockaman 
0. D. Nixon 



^7 00 
10 00 
15 00 
12 50 



00 
00 



10 00 
25 00 
10 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



15 00 

5 00 

10 00 



D. W. McGougan 
J. M. Beasley 
R. Faircloth 
H. McAlpin 
Wm. Autry 
A. S. Smith 
Wm. Bryant 
J. H. Cobb 
R. Fisher 
M. McK. Smith 
James Louis 
Alex. Averitt 
Daniel Ray 
Robert Williams 



810 00 

15 00 

5 

5 



5 
5 
2 
5 
5 
5 
2 
5 



00 
00 
00 
00 
50 
00 
00 
00 
50 
00 
50 
00 



$230 00 



11 

REPORT OF TREASURER AND DEPOSITORY AGENT. 

Jf. M. Beadey, Treasurer, in account icith the Baptist Book Depository 

of Cedar Creeh Association. 

1859, Oct 29. 



To casli at the Association at Pro- 




vidence 




8154 00 


To cash from D, T. Averitt 




5 00 


" '' A. A. McCaskill 




5 00 


« " D. Gee 




3 00 


« " M. Strickland 




5 00 


" " P. Taylor, Depos. 


Ag^ 


't, 70 07 



$242 07 

1860, April 10. By cash paid Southwestern Pub. House $100 00 
July 28. " " Southwestern Publication Soci- 
ety, Charleston, S. C. 60 00 
Exchange on the above 1 60 
Balance in hand 80 47 



$242 07 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. M. BEASLEY. 

p. Taylor, Depository Agent, in account xoith J. M. Beasley, Treasu- 
rer of the Baptist Book Depository of Cedar Creek Association. 

To Books received $160 00 

" profits on sales 36 00 





$196 00 




By 1 Blank Book 




$0 75 


" freight, &c. 




1 50 


" Books donated by Bro. Alderman 




2 00 


" cash paid Treasurer of Book Fund 




70 07 


" Books in the hands of Bro. Howard 




47 60 


^' Books on hand 




74 58 



$196 50 

Respectfully submitted. 

P. TAYLOR, Depoa. Ag't. 

REPORT OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

Your Committee have examined the foregoing accounts and find 
them correct. 

R. FISHER, Chairman. 



12 
STATISTICxVL KEPORT. 




UOT^'BIOOSSY 



13 



cojsrsTiTUTioisr 



or THE 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Whereas, Grod's people are commanded to strive together lor the 
faith of the Gospel: and Whereas, in union there is greater strength and 
capacity for assisting in the promotion of Christ's Kingdom on^Earth: 
we, professed disciples of Christ, resolve to unite in an "associated capa- 
city on the following Constitution: 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the 
Cedar Creek Baptist Association of North Carolina. 

Art. 2. This body shall be composed of Delegates chosen by the 
Churches connected with it, each Church being entitled to three Delegates. 

Art. 3. In the selection of these delegat'es, the churches shall pay 
strict regard to the moral and intellectual qualifications of those ap- 
pointed. 

Art. 4. The delegates thus selected should bear from their respect- 
ive churches, a letter certifying their appointment, and communicating 
information relative to the state of the church and the interest thereof. 

Art. 5. The Association shall select out of their members annually 
a presiding officer, a Secretary, a Treasurer, who shall be elected by 
ballot, and who shall continue in office until the time for the annual 
election. 

Art. 6. The object of the Association shall be the promotion of 
Christ's Kingdom among men, and the way and means of accomplish- 
ing this shall be selected and prosecuted in strict conformity to "law and 
testimony." 

Art. 7. The Association shall have a fund created and sustained by 
voluntary contributions from the churches, which shall be held by the 
Treasurer and subject to the disposition of the majority present at any 
annual session. 

Art. 8. A faithful record shall be made of the proceedings of each 
annual session, which shall be printed and presented to each session. 

Art. 9. It shall be the province of the Association to appoint an ex- 
ecutive committee, to whom may be submitted the consummation of any 
plan adopted; which committee shall be answerable for their official acts 
to the Association. 

Art. 10. The Association shall not maintain permanent fellowship 
toward any of her churches which neglect to institute and preserve 
PJ^^P^J" or G-ospel order among their members, nor towards any of her 
churches and Ministers who treat her Constitution with contemptj but 



14 

BKall sustain with all her influence such as promote Gospel principles 

''"art ^11 The Association shall not recognize as valid the ordination 
of any minister which may take place within the bounds of her churches, 
without her prior direction or virtual sanction. _ • •. • % 

Art 12. It shall be the province of the Association to invite visit- 
ing and corresponding brethren to a seat, who shall be entitled to speak 
on°any point under discussion, but not to vote. _ , ,, , mi. 

Art 13. The annual session of this Association shall be on ihurs- 
day before the second Lord's day in November, at such places as may 

be chosen. , i n v • j.«^ 

Art. 14. By appointment of the Association there shall be an mtro- 

ductorv sermon preached, and also a charity sermon. 

Art. 15. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session, 
by a vote of two- thirds of those present. 



UTILES OF OHDER 

FOR THE 

CEDAH CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



1 At each assembling for the transaction of business, the presiding 
officer, (or in his absence the Secretary,) shall invite the members to 
their appropriate places, and a chairman pro tern shall be appointed 
Then the meeting shall be opened with reading the Scriptures, pra se 
and prayer, either by him or bome one on whom he may impose the duty 

2. The presiding officer shall, as far as in him lies maintain a strict 
conformity to the Constitution and Rules of Order of the Association 
in the nature, manner and spirit of the business transacted.^ He shall 
appoint committees, decide questions of order, and give his views on any 
point under discussion after others are done speaking. 

3. The names of the delegates shall be called each day of the session, 
previous to proceeding to business, and the Minutes of the preceding 

meeting read and approved. „ffi„^v= or^rl 

4. The members shall observe that respect towards the officers and 
each other, which becometh those that reverence God, whose .they are 
and whom they serve. When any member is about .o speak in aebate 
or make remarks, he shall rise from his seat, and ^^f f ^^^^^^^^ ^f^^[?'^ 
himself to the presiding officer; shall confine himself to the question 
under consideration, and avoid all personalities. No member shall speak 
more than twice on the same question without leave. 

5. When a motion is made without a second, it shall not receive at- 



16 

tention; but if seconded, it shall be stated by the presiding officer, or if 
in writing, shall be read by the Secretary before debate. 

6. After a motion is stated by the presiding officer, or read by the 
Secretary, it shall be deemed to be in the possession of the Association, 
but may be withdrawn at any time by the mover, previous to a discussion. 

7. When a question is under debate, no motion or proposition shall 
be received but to adjourn, to lay on the table, to amend, or to post- 
pone indefinitely; which several motions shall have preference in the 
order in which they are stated. 

8. When a motion has been carried in the affirmative, or negative, it 
■shall be in order for any member who voted in the majority to move 
for re-consideration thereof on the same day. 

9. When a subject is presented, and is promptly opposed by any 
member, it shall be admitted to consideration by a vote of the Association. 

^ 10. No member shall absent himself from the meeting of the Asso- 
ciation unless he have permission, or be sick and unable to attend. 

11. All questions, except such as relate to the Constitution, shall be 
decided by a majority of votes. 

12. These Kules of Order may be altered or amended at any annual 
session of the Association, by a vote of a majority of the delegates present. 



« 



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■nextbessioiv-Elder R. Fislier as Alt^ate; Elder H. MeAlpin to 
preach the O^ntj Sermon,— Elder A. B. Alderman as Alternate. 

Unniotion, Resolved That we adopt the Baptist Psalmody as the 
Hymp Book to be use<f by this Association. ^ 

Report of the Executive Committee received and ordered to be ap- 
pended to the Minutes. , '- 

Moderator appointed BretTiren M. McK. Smith and D. A. Buie Mes- 
sengers to the Union Associatiopj, JNToah Mercer and S. J. Guy, to the 
^ Cape Fear; J^H. Cobb and D. W. McGougan, to the Pee Dee: J. M. 
Beasley and W. H. Howard, tolihe Raleieh. ^ 

Ordered, that 800 copies of |h€ Minutes be printed\ 
*!,- 1 ^^^J?"^I^esolved, That the Clerk receive ^IS-ehd the thanks of 
this body for his services. .* 

Reports of the Treasurer, JFinan# find Auditing Committees, re- 
ceived, and their appendage to tTie Minutes ordered. 
^ Ordered thaf the Committee of Finance deposlte'me amount of funds 
m hand with the Treasurer. ./ .\ 

Ordr ;-d, that the collection taken up to-morrow'ie applied to the 
Domestic Mission cause. - V 

On motion of Bro. J. M. Beasley, Resolved, That each member of 

the Executive Committee act as an Agent for the Biblical Recorder, 

■ and Tennessee Baptist, and report to the-Moderator of this Association 

the number of sui.scribers they have, obtained to these papers in each 

Church and neighborhood. r r 

Committee to nominate an Executive Committee reported. Report 
read and ordered to be appended to the Mnutes. 

On motion, Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be and the 
same are hereby most respectfully tendered to the Brethren and friends 
ot this neighborhood, for their kindness in entertaining this body 

On motion, adjourned. Prayer by Elder Bogart. 

A T T A AT . ,x ^ ^- ^- ALDERMAN, Moderator. 

ALLAN A, McCASKILL, Clerk. _ .^ 



SABBATH. 



The services were opened by Eld6r H: McAlpin; with a discourse 
founded on Luke, 19th chap. 10th x^se. Elder A. B. Alderman fdl- 
iowed, with a discourse founded on Luke, 14th chap. 17th verse The 
Sabf T$39 60 ^^^^^*^ ^^^ """"^ ^^'^ ^""^ attentive. Collection on 



> 



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• 



9 



f:m 



A.I>I>ENr>IX. 



DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

We think it unnecessary to undertake to prove by argument the im- 
portance of Missions, and especially Domestic, because we believe it is 
admitted by all the Churches connected with this Association, that the 
promulgation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is of vast importance. But 
we think the self-denying effort that should follow such an admission is 
to a lamentable extent wanting. We most respectfully and earnestly 
recommend Churches and individuals to show their faith by their 
^o^ks. ^ Respectfully submitted. 

• D. T. AVERITT, Chairman. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee feel quite sensibly their inability rightly and suc- 
cessfully, to present this important mattfer to the consideration of the 
Brethren. It is really a subject of such intrinsic interest to the Asso- 
ciation that we would be highly pleased had it fallen into the hands 
of those more able to do it justice. Think, my Brother or Sister, one 
moment, how many good members would be made better and infinitely 
more_ efficient if they would take one or two good orthordox landmark 
Baptist papers, and then carefully read them. We speak, of course, of 
those only who take no such a paper. Most of us are very apt to im- 
bibe much of the spirit and principle set forth in what we read, par- 
ticularly if we continue to read much of the same kind of matter, whe- 
ther it be political, civil or religious. If this be true, how careful 
should Christian men and women be to read the Bible more frequent and 
live daily under its salutary influence. Be careful, also, that you neg- 
lect not the reading of strictly religious papers. Take, for instance, the 
Biblical Recorder, printed in Raleigh at two dollars^ or the Tennessee 
Baptist, printed in Nashville, Tenn., also at two dollars, or both, and 
read them with care and attention, and observe what you read, and you 
will be more faithful; you will be more useful; you will be more bene- 
volent; you will be more consistent; you will be more zealous; you will 
be more prayerful, and you will be more active and efficient in every 
department of christian duty in which you may be called to act. Such 
is the experience of others and it will prove true in your case. Reader, 
try it for one year. We do truly and fondly indulge the hope that an 
abiding improvement in matters of this sort will soon be manifest. 
Respectfully submitted. 

JNO. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 



/ _ 8 

REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

Dear Brethren: Your Committee on Sabbath Schools beg leave to 
submit the following report: 

As to the great importance of Sabbath Schools, we think we need not 
speak; we trust all our Churches are aware of this fact, and we further 
trust, they have a School in each of their houses of worship. All we 
need say, Brethren and Sisters, is, be punctual in your attendance; at- 
tend as teachers and scholars. We use the language of Bro. A. G. 
Dayton: We hold that none is too old to learn in a Sabbath School; 
none too wise or too ignorant to excuse his non-attendance, and thus by 
our example say to our children and the rising generation around us, 
. come to the Sabbath School and employ your talents, let them be few 
or many, that when the Lord comes he may say, well done thou good 
and faithful servant. 

We recommend every Sabbath School to have Sunday School Li- 
braries and question books for Bible Classes. We would also recom- 
mend our Schools to take Sunday School Papers, and we advise each 
School to take a lesson in singing each day of school. 

If the above recommendations would be complied with, and well at- 
tended to, our schools would become more instructive and interesting 
to old and young. The young would have the principles of our holy re- 
ligion planted in their hearts; then we would realize the truth of the 
words of Solomon, train up a child in the way he should go, and when 
he is old he will not depart from it. And likewise it would be said of 
them, as Paul said of Timothy, that from a child thou hast known the 
Holy Scriptures. Respectfully submitted. 

J. H. COBB, Chairman. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Dear Brethren: The subject is one in which we are all interested. 
We read in holy writ that they that preach the gospel, shall live of the 
gospel; hence we are brought to the conclusion that it is our bounden 
duty to see that the Ministry is supported, and in this your Committee 
are of the opinion that the most, if not all the Churches, are remiss in 
this duty. How often does the Minister have to call upon his Churches 
for what is due him. This ought not to be. Brethren; we believe there 
are a good many Ministers who have to neglect the ministry and devote 
their time to some secular pursuit for a support. Then who is to blame? 
Your Committee believe there is a remedy, and would recommend that 
each Church have a Treasurer, and the funds be placed in his hands, and 
let it be his duty to pay the Pastor quarterly; then he will be better 
prepared to preach, and his Church and congregation be more benefited. 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. T. TOLAR, Chairman. 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

The Executive Committee of your body submit the following report: 

Your Committee have had the services of Bro. A. B. Alderman as 

their Itinerant, who has traveled and preached one hundred and nine 



9 > . 

days, both in the destitute regions and among the Churches of the As- 
sociation. He also assisted the Pastors of several of the Churches in 
protracted meetings, and the dedication of one house of worship. He 
had many diflSculties to contend with in the first of the year, but the 
Lord has crowned his labors with success, and many have been made to 
rejoice. He has had the pleasure of baptizing six persons. Your Com- 
mittee have had the services of Bro. W. H. Howard twelve days in the 
destitute regions of the Association, and he supplied one station one 
quarter of the Associational year. Your Committee have also had the 
services of Bro. R. Fisher ten days during the year; he supplied one 
station, viz: Purdie's School House, with preaching during the year. 
There are very many important stations that shoulJ be supplied with 
faithful preaching as soon as possible. The Macedonian cry is coming 
up from every quarter: send us the Missionary. Shall we rest easy and 
content ourselves regardless of their cry, and leave them with no one to 
preach Christ and him crucified, or break to them the bread of eternal life? 
By this, your body will see the operations of the Committee the past 
year. Then let us send forth an active and efficient Missionary to pro- 
claim the unsearchable riches of Christ. 

Respectfully submitted. 

D. W. McGOUaAN, Secretary. 

REPORT ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Your Committee to nominate an Executive Committee for the ensu- 
ing year beg leave to present the following: 

CHURCHES. DELEGATES. 

Cape Fear, T. W, Devane. 

Concord, R. Faircloth. 

Magnolia, Wm. Bryan. 

Rpckfish, John Musselwhite. 

Piney Grove, James Guy. 

Cedar Creek, A. Melvin. 

Spring Branch, S. D. Jackson. 

Baptist Chapel, H. J. Lockaman. 

Green Spring, N. H. Jones. 

Providence, D. W. McGougan. 

Bladen Union, A. T. Averitt. 

Beaver Creek, M. Strickland. 

Kingsbury, C. D. Nixon. 

Zion Tabernacle, James A. Rozier. 

Cypress Creek, M. McK. Smith. 

Fayetteville, John M. Beasley. 

Saddle Tree, Lewis Humphrey. 

Salem, "William Autry. 

Pleasant Union, R. Fisher. 

Piney Green, A. McRae. 
Respectfully submitted. 

R. FISHER, Chairman. 



10 



REPOST OF TESA-SURER. 



Cape Fear Cliurcli . $50 

Magnolia 11 

Rockfish ' 10 
Piney Grove . 10 
Cedar Creek ; 25 

Spring Branch 20 

Baptist Chapel 15 

Providence 12 

Bladen Union 5 

Beaver Creek , 6 

Kingsbury 10 

Zion Tabernacle 3 

Cypress Creek 10 

Fayetteville 25 

Saddle Tree 10 

Green Spring 4 

■P. Taylor 5 



RECEIPTS. 



00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
75 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



J. M.'Beasley ■ 
A, B. Alderman 
J. S. Guy 
A. Melvin 
¥'". H. Tomlinson 
John Mussel white 
R. Fisher 
C; D. Nixon 
D. W. McGougan 
J. N, Cashwell 
R." McDaniel 
Minute Fund 
Sabbath Col.lection 
Concord Chiirch 



15 
5 
5 
5 
5 
2 
3 
5 
5 
2 
5 



00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
50 
00 
00 
50 
00 



43 10 
39 50 
12 30 



1374 65 



\ 



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* DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid A..B. Alderman 

" R.Fisher 
" W. H. Howard 
, " A. A. MeCaskill, Cl'k, for preparing and hat- 
ing printed Minutes 



^ 



.67 80 
18 00 
31 40 



Cash and pledges in hand 



62 00 
105 45 

$374 65 
A. MELYIN, Treasurer. 



JVames of individuals and Churches subscribing to the Domestic Mis- 
sion Board for the year 1861. ■" 



Magti'otia' 


$7 00 


Piney Grove 


10 00 


Baptist Chapel 


15 00 


Providence 


12 50 


Bladen Union 


-- 5 00 


Kingsbury 


5 00 


Cypress Creek 


JO 00 


Fayetteville 


* 25 00 


Saddle Tree 


10 00 


Pleasant Union 


5 00 


Piney Green 


5 00 


Green Spring 


5 00 


Salem 


5 00 


James Guy 


5 00 


A. B. Alderman 


15 00 


H. J. Lockaman 


5 00 


C. D. Nixon 


10 00 



D. W. McGougan 
J. M. Bcasley 
R. Faircloth 
H. McAlpin 
Wm. Autry 
A. S. Smith 
Wm. Bryant 
J. H. Cobb 
R. Fisher 
M. McK. Smith 
James Louis 
Alex. Averitt 
Daniel Ray 
Robert Williams 



$10 00 

15 00 

6 

5 

5 



5 
2 
5 
5 
5 
2 
5 



00 
00 
00 
00 
50 
00 
00 
00 
50 
00 
50 
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$230 00 





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1860, April 10. By cash paid Southwestcfn Pub. House §100 00 

July 28. " « Southwestera Publication Soci- 

ety, Charleston, S. 0. 60 00 

Exchange on the above 1 60 

Balance in hand 80 47 



$242 07 
Kespectfully sabmitted. 

J. M. BEASLEY. 

F. Taylor, Depository Agent, in account with J. M. Beaderj, Treasu- 
rer of the Baptist Book Depositor!/ of Cedar Greek Association. 

To Books received 
" profits on sales 

By 1 Blank Book 
" freight, &c. •!■ 
" Books donated by Bro. Alderman 
" cash paid- Treasurer of Book Fund 
" Books in the hands of Bro. Howard 
" Books on hand 

1196 50 
Kespectfully submitted. 

P. TAYLOR, Depos. Ag't. 
EEPORT OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

Your Committee have examined the foregoing accounts and jfind 
them correct. 

R. FISHER, Chairman, 

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UOT'J'BIOOSSV 



' . ••' ■ MINUTES 



OF THE 



FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



\. 



Cfkr Creek ^apfist %sssckim, 



HELD WITH THE CHUKCH AT 



CAPE FEAR, CUMBERLAND CO., K. C, 



NoTember 7tli. Sth, 9th,iM Wife, JSdi, 



RALEIGH : 

PEINTSOAT THE BIBLICAL K300I1DBE OFFICE. 

18G1, 



IprorccMng 



0, 



1^1 V T. ^ . TiiUKSDAY, :N'ov. 7th, 1861. 

faiHn fto ;?pnT T -"f ^'^i'"^^*" appointed at last session 
Elde?F nn^ ' ^ ' ^^^f oductoiy sermon was preaclied by 

ii.iaei h,. Uodson from Acts 16 • 31 " Epli^Tro 7.-^ ^-^. t j 

Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." ' ^"'^ 

After an intermission of thirty minutes, the delegates is 
sembled and were called to order by the readin^of apportion 
o± Scripture by the former Moderator, Elder Aldermrn and 
prayer by brother J. M. Beasley ^luerman, and 

Appomted J. T. Tolar assistant Clerk 

Fi^Te!''''"^ ^- ^^' ^'"'^'^ ""^ ^- ^- ^^^'^ - ^°™ittee of 

of Th: fs:^^t^i:^ ^'^^ ^^^^^^ '^^' ^^^^' -^ ^^^ — 

The term of the officers having now expired Elder A T^ 
Alderman after an expression of thanks t^o the brethren' f^; 

quest that the body proceed to the election of a new Modera 
tor ; whei-eupon the Association proceeded to balTofwlS-h 
resulted m his unanimous re-election ' ^ ' 

, Proceeded then to elect R. MeDaniel, Clerk and A MpI 
vm, Treasurer. ' ^^^^^' '^^^^ ^- J>J-ei- 

Appointed R. MeDaniel, and Elders H. McAlpin and E 
Dodson a committee to arrange the order of bu Sess 

Extended an invitation to ministering brethmi and dele 
gates of correspondence. Elder H McAlnin of flfo tt • 
Association came forward with a^fa^fcie, . eS 
1" r™' o 'L^^^^^ ' Eld. W. sSardind 

wh^^w^ weltfed^L^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^^-' ^'^ o^ 

4p^So-^5l!t;^|:Sy-^ — s 
JSTy^^^''^^ ^' *^- ^^-^ (Capl Fear) a com- 

Appointed Elder McAlpin, Devane and W TT Mj • 
commutee to regulate the services ^1^"' 



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Appointed D. McGougan, 'N. H. Jones and W. Howard a 
CQiumittee to audit Treasurer's report. 

Extended an invitation to churches wishing to connect by 
membership, is one came forward. 

Agreed that one half hour of each day during the session 
be devoted to special prayer to Almighty God for our soldiers 
and country. 

On motion, special prayer led by bro. Dodson, was now made 
for the success of our arms and preservation of the lives of 
our soldiers in the naval bombardment of Poi;t Royal, S. C, 
as by telegraph reported to be going on. 

Adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow. Concluding service 
by Elder H. McAlpin. 



Friday Morning, 10 o'clock. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. Reading of Scriptures by 
the Moderator, and prayer by bro. J. M. Beasly. 

Called the roll of delegates— majority present. 

Called for the report of committee on the order of business. 
Report received and adopted. 

Read and adopted minutes of yesterday. 

Extended an invitation to churches desiring membership. 
]N'one presented themselves. 

Appointed Elder Alderman, Elder Dodson, and Elder W. 

B. Ballard a presbytery, to examine brother D. A. Buie, a 
candidate for ordination. 

Appointed R. McDaniel and J. T. Tolar a committee to 
prepare a report on Colportage for next session. 

Called for report on Foreign Missions, which after some 
interesting remarks by brother Dodson, was adopted. 

Called for report of the Treasurer of Book depository. The 
Treasurer stated that the bill of a lot of books failing as 
yet to come to hand, renders it impracticable to make a 
full report ; whereupon, it was agreed if said bill shall be pro- 
cured prior to the time of the minutes going to press, the re- 
ports of both the Treasurer and Depository Agent, are to be 
furnished the Clerk, and appear in the minutes. 

Appointed A. A. McCaskil, I. Hollingsworth and J. T. 
Hourine a committee to nominate the Executive Board for 
the ensuing year. 

Appointed Elder J. McDaniel, Elder Alderman^ A. Melvin, 

C. D. Nixon and J. M. Beasly delegates to the State Gonven- 



tioii, to convene at Kaleigh on Wednesday before the 3rd 
Sabbath inst. " • 

_ The hour of one o'clock having arrived, called off from bu- 
smess, and for the space of thne agreed upon, engaged in 
earnest prayer and supplication for the soldiers and country, 
after which took a recess until 2 o'clock. 



„ „ , 2 O'clock P. M. 

vyalled on, and resulned business. 

Called for report on Sabbath Schools ; read and adopted. 
Committee on Periodicals reported ; report adopted. 
Committee on Temperance reported ; report adopted. 
Committee on Ministerial Support reported ; report adop- 

Committee to nominate Executive JBoard reported ; report 
adopted. . 

Appointed Elder McAlpih and R. McDaniel a committee 
on Special Changes. 

Appointed Eld. Dodson and C. D. IS'ixon a committee on 
Denominational Schools-. 

Appointed J. M. Beasley and C. D. Kixon a committee to • 
prepare a synopsis of the state of the churches as manifested 
by the letters. 

On motion, adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow A. M — 
Prayer by brother Mercer. 



Saturday Morning, 10 o'clock, A. M. 

Met accordmg to adjournment. Reading of the Scri})tures 
and singing by Moderator, and prayer by Elder D. A. Buie. 

Minutes of yesterday read and adopted. 

Yisiting brethren invited to seats with us. Elders Cash- 
well, Johnson and Munroe from the Cape Fear Association, 
accepted the invitation. 

Appointed W. H. Melvin and J. II. Cobb a committee to 
nonnnate messengers of correspondence. 

Appointed D. A. Buie and I. Hollingsworth a committee 
to nominate writers on the followina: subjects for next session, 
VIZ :_ I . Missions, D. Missions, Sabbath Schools, Periodicals, 
Ministerial Education, Domestic ^nd Indian Missions. 

Executive Committee reported ; report adopted. 
• Committee on Denominational Schools reported; report 
adopted. ^ 



Agreed tliat tlie next session of this body be held with the 
Spring Branch church, Sampson county, to commence at 
10 1-2 o'clock on Thursday before the second Sabbath in Ko- 
vember, 1862. 

Elder W. H. Howard to preach the introductory sermon — '■ 
Elder West his alternate. 

Missionary sermon, Elder J. H. Cobb ; alternate, Elder 
H. McAlpin. 

Suspended business for special prayer, after which adopted 
the following resolution : 

Resolved, That we heartily approve the Proclamation of the chief Exec- 
utive of the Confederate States of America, of Friday the 15th inst., as a 
day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, and recommend the faithful obser- 
vance ot it by all of our churches, 

Took a recess until 2 o clock. 



2 o'clock p. M. 

Called on, and resumed business. 

Committee to nominate messengers of correspondence re- 
ported. 

To the Union Association — Elder James McDaniel and E. 
McDaniel^R. McDaniel to prepare the letter of correspond- 
ence. 

Cape Eear — Elder E. D. Davis and Wm. Powell— Elder 
Davis to prepare the letter of correspondence. 

Raleigh— J. M. Beasley and C. D. Mxon— J. M. Beasly to 
prepare the letter of correspondence. 

Peedee— D. W. McGougan and G. E. Cobb— D. W. Mc- 
Gougan to prepare the letter of eorrespondence. 

Sandy Creek— A. A. McCaskil and J. H. Cobb— J. H. 
Cobb to prepare the letter of correspondence. Peport adop- 
ted. Committee to nominate writei's on subjects for next sess- 
ion reported. 

Foreign Missions — J. H. Cobb and James Marsh, 
c Domestic Missions — W. H. Howard and J. Musselwhite. 

Sabbath Schools— R. McDaniel and C. D. E"ixon. 

Periodicals — J. M. Beasly and IST. H. Jones. 

Minis cerial Education — Jas. McDaniel and J. T. Tolar. 

Domestic and Indian Missions — A. B. Alderman and A. 
Melvin. Report adopted. 

Committee to prepare a synopsis of the slate of the church- 
es, reported. Report adopted. 



On motion, agreed that the churches not represented for- 
ward their letters to the clerk. 

On motion, ordered that the time and place of the sitting of 
each Association with which tliis body corresponds, be mib- 
Jished in these minutes. 

Report of Presbytery called for, read and adopted. On 
motion, adopted the following resolutions : • 

Resolved, That we recommend all our ministers to improve their minds 
as much as possible, and to become -well read men, 

Resoh«d, That we recommend our pastors to make as many pastoral 
visits as they possibly can every year. 

Resolved, That the churches of this Association be impressed by their 
pastors and supplies, with the importance of aiding the Domestic Mission 

Resolved, That the ministers of this Ass«ciation make due and proper eK 
torts to attend the meetings of the Executive Committee 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be, and are hereby tendered to 
tne inhabitants of this community for their kindness and hospitality. 

Ordered, that the Clerk have 600 copies of minutes printed' 

and receive $16 for his services. 
Treasurer reported ; report adopted. « . -^-l 

Committee of Finance reported ; report adopted. ' 

Ordered, the publication of the advertisement of brother 

Mills' school m these minutes. 

On motion, adjourned to the time and place of holding 
ext session. Closing exercises by Elder E, Dodson 

R. MCD.K:.., Clerk. ^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^^'^ Mod. 



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Sabbath. 

The services on this beautiful day were as follows : 

A large and intelligent congregation of white people were 
first addressed in the very handsome and spacious meeting- 
house, by Elder A. B. Alderman from Hebrews 2 : 3—" How 
iha,ll we escape if we neglect so great salvation." 

Immediately aft^r, Elder Dodson proceeded to address them 
again from- James 5 : 9 — " Behold the Jiidge standeth before 
the door.'' 

At the (y^nclusion of this discourse, a collection for missions 
was taken up amounting to $19. 

One half hour was then devoted to special prayer for the 
soldiers and our afflicted country by the whole congregation. 

Two discourses were delivered to the colored people at the 
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SYITOPSIS OF THE STATE OF THE CHUBCHES. 

Cape Fear— Nothing of special interest— peace and harmo- 
ny abounds. Elder H. McAlpin their Pastor. 

Concord—Has nothing cheering to communicate. Elder 
K. i^ isher their Pastor. 

Magnolia— Has had a precious revival— congregations ffood 
and attentive. Elder E. B. Johnson has been their Pastor 

Kockhsh— Eegrets that no onward march in piety is man- 
ifest. Elder J. H. Cobb has labored as their Pastor. 

Pmey Grove— Is in rather a cold condition. Elder W C 
West served them during the first part of the year, Elder J* 
1. Hourme the latter part. 

_ Cedar Creek— This church is in a healthy condition, eniov- 
mg brotherly love. Elder E. B. Johnson is their Pastor 
^ ±5eaver Creek— Has had the labors of W. C. West mis- 
sionary of the Board this year. Congregations good and at- 
tentive. Several added to the church. 

Kingsbury-This church has regularly advanced since its 
constitution. They have had many precious meetings the 
past year, the fruits of which have been the additior of 10 or 
12 to the church. The Lord has done great things for them 
whereof they are glad. Elder W. C. West is their Pastor ' 
i^ ayetteville— Has had a precious revival. A series of 
meetings were held last Spring, at which time a number were 
added to the churck They have a prosperous Sabbath 
School. ^ Elder J. McDaniel is their Pastor. 
_ Baptist Chapel— This church communicates the cheerino- 
intelligence of a glorious revival. 35 added to the chnrcE 
during the year- Elder Pv. Fisher their Pastor. 

Spring Branch— Is in peace and brotherly love. Elder E 
J^isher IS their Pastor. 

^ Salem— All in peace and harmony. Elder W. H. Howard 
IS their Pastor. 

Piney Green— Peace and good feeling exists, yet nothinc 
ot special interest communicated. Elder W, H. Howard i1 
their Pastor. 



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Providence— Regrets much not to be able to conmunicatQ 
something of special interest. They have a very good Sab- 
bath School Peace and good will among the members 
abounds. Elder Jno. Munroe is their Pastor. 

Green Springs— Elder J. H. Cobb has faithfully preached 
the word this year as their Supply. They hope the seed thus 
sown wdl in future days yield a harvest of honor and fflorv 
to God. ^ -^ 

Saddle Tree— ?^othing special to communicate. Peace and 
love abound. Eegret the loss of their aged and highly es- 
teemed brother James Carlisle. Elder J. H. Cobb Is their 
Pastor. 

Bladen Union— Bitterly complain of coldness, though the 
gospel IS faithfully preached every month by Elder J H 
Cobb, their Pastor. 

Cypress Creek— Tliis church enjoys peace and union under 
the pastoral care of Elder James Cashwell. 



REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Your committee beg leave respectfully to submit the fol- 
lowing report : 

The Board at its session with Baptist Cliapel church, Kov. 
10th, 1860, secured the services of Elder A. B. Alderman for 
the entire Associational year. Soon after the adjournment 
of the Association, he entered the field and addressed himself 
assiduously to the work, with quite a pleasing prospect before 
him, laboring mostly in the most destitute portions of the 
Association. He continued so to labour until some thne in 
April, when our national troubles which were thou manifest- 
ing themselves, so badly crippled his eiforts, that it was 
thought best to curtail his labors ; since which time he has 
served the Board about two days of each week up to the 
present time. The whole time he has served the Board tliis 
year, is six and one half months. There are several places 
where he has labored, that are truly of great importance ; and 
the people earnestly solicit him to continue his labors amon^r 
them. Brethren, let us labor and give, that that people may 
have the word preached to them. 

The Board has also had the services of Elder W, C. West, 
who labored two days of each month at Beaver Creek. The 
cause at this place was languishing when bro. West beo-an 



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bis libors. He preached th6 word fBithfully, the congrega- 
tions increased, the church was revived, and several during 
the year added. Tlie Board earnestly recommend to the As- 
sociation to extend the missionary labors in its bounds as 
much as possible. J. M. BEASLEY, Chm'n. 



BEPORT ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

, Your committee to nominate an Executive Committee for 
the ensuing year, present the following : 

CHURCHES. C0MMrrTEB-M4:N. 

Cape Fear, - < - T. W. Devane. 

Concord, - - - R. Faircloth. 

Magnolia, - - - W. H. Melvin. 

Rocklish, - - - John Musselwhite. 
Plney Grove, - , - James Guy. 

Cedar Creek, - -A. Melvin. 
Spring Branch, - ' - Wm. Strickland. 

Baptist Chapel, - - II. J. Lockaman. 
Green Springs, - - IS". H. Jones. 

Providence, - - - D. W. McGougan. 
Bhiden Union, - - Jas. S. Beard. 

Kingsbury, - - - CD. Nixon. < 

Zion Tabernacle, - - James A. Rozler. 

Cypress Creek, - - John Jones. 
Fayetteville, - - - J. M. Beasly. 

Saddle Tree, - - Lewis Humphrey. 
Salem, - - . . William Autry. 

Pleasant Union, - - R. Fisher. 
Pinev Green, - - - A. McRae. 

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Respectfully submitted. 

A. A. McCASKIL, Chm'n. I 



REPORT OF THE PRESBYTERY. 
Your Presbytery of examination submit the following: 
Ilaviug had under consideration the qualifications of Bra. 
.D. A. Buie, do report, that while he gives satisfactory evi^ 
deuce of his conversion and call to tlie ministry, we recom- 
mend that he continue to exercise his gift in the ministry, 
and a])ply himself to diligent study of the Scriptures and oth- 
er doctrinal works, for at least one year more before his ordi-? 
nation. ' A. B. ALDERMAK. 



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MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

This is a subject about which there is doubtless but very 
little difference of opinion, We all know it to be necessary, 
right and proper, for us to assist in the support of those who 
preach the gospel. If I know my ]Vk.sters will, and care- 
lessly and repeatedly refuse to do it, can it, will it, should it 
ever be said of me, " Well done, thou good and faithful ser- 
vant" ? 

We also know that those who preach the gospel must have 
a support from somewhere, and do we not furthermore know 
that we as christians should be more concerned about that 
support ? Are we not pleased when we see or hear of liberal 
contributions being made by others to the support of the 
gospel ? And are we not favorably impressed towards eueh 
whole-soul brethren ? We feel a kind of inward desire to 
share with them in their happiness and ease of conscience, 
but still we are very slow, yea, are we not criminally slow, 
in practicing those very same virtues we so highly esteem 
and commend in others ? What others do in this matter, be 
it nmch or little, will not materially effect our weal or woe. 
If there is therefore any real good that will accrue to us from 
being liberal in the support of that Gospel, by the hearing 
and obeying of which we are what we are, then, brethren, 
let us with a liberal hand support that Gospel and possee^ 
that good. If there is, on the other hand, any real evil that 
will accrue to us from being illiberal, and withholding that 
we could give, would it not be far better for us, who profess 
to know our duty, to faithfully perform it, and shun the evil? 
" A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, but 
-the simple pass on and are punished." " If the light that is 
in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness." If by our 
profession algne we manifest light, and by our practice that 
light becomes darkness, then, oh then, how great indeed is 
that darkness? 

May God help us liberally to give, as well as importunate^^ 
ly to pray, for the dissemination of his blessed word. 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. M. B,$:ASLEY, Chairman, 



EEPOKT O]^ SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

As to the great importance of Sabbath Schools we need 
JCLot speak. We hope all of our churches are aware of this ; 
and with the facilities with which we are blessed, there is no' 
proper and well-founded reason why every church and neigh- 
borhood should not have a Sabbath School, that the risino- 
generation may be furnished with religious ti^ining. Our 
experience testifies to the fact that early impressions are hard 
to remove ; it follows, then, brethren, that it is our duty to 
estabhsh Sabbatli Schools, and then attend to them ; that the 
importance of pure and undefiled religion in these nurseries 
of piety, may be early impressed upon the tender minds of 
our own children and those of our neighbors. It is a source 
of pain to your committee to find, that no efibrts are put forth 
by the majority of our churches in this boundless channel to 
eltect good. This ought not so to be. 

Then brethren, allow us to urge you not to sacrifice any 
longer so great means to accomplish good and to obtain good. 
For none are either too old or well-informed, to learn impor- 
tant and useful lessons in the Sabbath School; and none do 
spend, or can spend a portion of the Sabbath more accepta- 
bly to God, than to be thus piously engaged. Let Sabbath 
bchools be organized m every neighborhood and church— let 
parents be prompt in attendance with the children, and the 
happy consequences which must follow (virtue never failinc^ 
of her reward,) will be an improved state of the neighbor^ 
hoods, morally, and far more zealous and efficient churches. 
Respectfully submitted. 

C. D. OTXO]^, Chairman. 



REPOET 01^ PERIODICALS. 

It is a well known fact, that in the proper training of the 
mind of youth, the company kept is an important considera- 
tion ; for upon this depends to a considerable extent the fu- 
ture character and prospects of youth. This is so self-evident 
so generally conceded to be true, that all virtuous and re- 
flecting parents enjoin upon their children the propriety of 
ehosing such associates as will tend to elevate their mcral 
and religious character. 



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We exj)ect our cliildren to take the places we occupy when 
we shall have passed from the stage of action ; and much de- 
pends on us, whether the next generation (our successors,) 
shall be an enlightened, intelligent and useful people. Yiew- 
i-ng it in this light, we certainly should be careful what kind 
of reading matter we place in the hands of our young and 
rising generation. We know that the human family are nat^ 
urally social beings — that they have an instinctive desire for 
society ; and when deprived of social enjoyments, and free 
from other engagements, to while away their leisure hours, 
they resort to reading. Assuming this to be correct, how in- 
finitely important that solid and wholesome literature be 
placed in the reach of all the young of the land ; that the 
truths which they peruse, the doctrines they imbibe may be 
such as will fit them for usefuhiess in their day and genera- 
tion, and for the mansions of eternal rest. 

Oh, how desirable that every family of our land be a read- 
ing family ; and that all should study carefully and prayer- 
fully that book which lights our pathway to heaven ; and 
that whatever we read besides be a wise selection with refer- 
ence to its moral and religious bearing. 

Brethren of the Cedar Creek Association bear with us 
whilst we earnesly beg you to be a reading people. And 
may the God of all grace enable us to read and study such 
works as are consonant with the teachings of the Bible. 

Besides many valuable Periodicals published by the Bap- 
tist denomination in neighboring States, which are well cal- 
culated to establish us in our religious faith and practice, we 
must not forget our own organ, the Biblical Recorder, a pa- 
per published at Raleigh, 1^. C, the Editor of which is a 
faithful and fearless advocate of Baptist principles, and at the 
same time courteous and gentle to any who honestly differ 
with him in sentiment. 

We would also recommend to your faithful consideration, 
the Tennessee Baptist, a phper published at Nashville, Tenn., 
by a corps of able and efficient editors. 

We would further recommend to your considertion, and 
especially to parents. Sabbath School teachers and chil- 
dren, the Children's Friend, a little Sabbath School journal 
published at ]^f ashville, Tennessee, by the Board of the Sout^i- 
ern Baptist Sabbath School Union, edited by Elder. A. C. 
Dayton. It is the very thing we need. 

These periodicals, with the accompanying resolution, we 
respectfully recommend to our brethren all over the land, 



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B,nd partieularfly to the brethren of the Cedar Creek Associa- 
tion, Kespectfal^ submitited. 

DANIEL W. McGOUGAN, Clerk. 

Resolved, That at least one member of eyery family, making the mem- 
bership of the Cedar Creek Association, be requested to become a sub- 
scriber for the Recorder. 



BEPOBT OE^ TEMPERANCE. 

Upon this subject much has been said and much written. 
No yice perhaps entailed upon the human family by fallen 
nature, is more destructive to their happiness for time and 
eternity, than the one designed to be corrected by this subject. 
Notwithstanding such is an undeniable fact, numbers of pro- 
fessors contribute their aid in fostering its existence. This is 
done in either of the three following ways, viz : by drinking 
intoxicating liquors publicly, by the traffic of intoxicating 
liquors, or by the manufacture of intoxicating liquors for sale! 
Is not the practice of either of these a virtual, if not a real vi- 
olation of that solemn admonition of holy writ, " Put not the 
cup to thy neighbor's lips ?" Let this question be well con- 
sidered by every such professor. Your committee are unable 
to report whether the temperance cause is on the advance or 
retrograde. But of one fact they are fully confident, that is, 
that the present time calls for the renewed energies and zeal 
of every friend of the cause and humanity. The demorali- 
zing tendency of camp life, to which so many of ©ur youths 
and middle-aged men are unavoidably called, foreshadows the 
probability, yea eertainty, that every saving and redeeming 
influence will, be needed and should be put in active exercise, 
to prevent and arrest any evil consequences that may arise 
from such sad necessity. 

We therefore recommend to the earnest consideration gf 
all the churches, the practice of that course in reference to 
intoxicating drink, that cannot either by precept or example, 
weaken the cause of temperance, and strengthen the cause of 
intemperance. 

Respectfully submitted. 

J. T. TOLAR, Chairman. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

This subject does not receive one titlieof the attention that 
it ou^ht to have. Christ has con^mantdetl ns to preach the 
gospel to every creature. This important behest is as bind- 
ing now as it was when it first fell from his lips. The 
prayers and contributions of the church should constantly tend 
to this noble object. The two great principles of Christ when, 
he was on earth was the glory of God and. the salvation of 
man. If any man have not the sph-it of Chi-ist he is none of 
His. 

Jesus was a foreign missionary. He came from heaven to 
earth to preach the gospel. When he left the earth his man- 
tle fell upon 12 men who in one generation preached the gos- 
pel over the world. During the fiscal year ending April 1, 
1861, the Southern Baptists gave only $32,826 52, not half 
as mueli as is paid in some counties in the South for taxes. 
North Carolina with 60,000 members during the same year 
paid $2,243 02, not 4 cents to each member. This does not 
as it should, show mpreme love to God and zeal for the sal- 
vation of man. To give efficiency to this cause we would 
recommend the brethren, to write subscriptions early in the 
year and present them to every member and every friend of 
the church. Both ladies and gentlemen should carry sub- 
scriptions as they do in Goshen Association, Virginia. Jn 
conclusion, we would recommend all the brethren to give 
%ysUmatically. If every one were to give one-tenth or any 
oih&r proportional part of his income-, and divide it among the 
various objects of benevolence, a much larger sum would be 
given. Respectfully submitted. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Chairman. " 



DENOMINATIONAL SCHOOLS. 
A great man once said, I wish to give my children a life 
estate. It we respect the age, the age will respect us. If we 
respect ourselves we shall be respected by other people. We 
have to be too dependent on other denominations for the ed- 
ucation ol our children. There ought to be a Baptist male 
and le male school in every Association to educate our own 
children. As long as we depend upon other denominations 
to educate them, we are digging the graves of our own church- 
e,s. ilie children, the hope of the eountry, are taken from us 



18 



with all their property and given to others. We work thb 
rule of constant suhtraction to ourselves, and of constant ad- 
dition to otliers. Ey such conduct we are giving to other3 
the lettered influence of the country, and weaken to a ruinous 
extent aU of our l>enevoleii.t opei-ations. 

K IX)DSOT^r, Chairman. 



REPOKT ON SFECIAL CHAjS-GES. 

Your committee on this subject find th&t during tlie Asso- 
ciational year, we h a ve^ suffered-: tlie loss of one of our minis- 
ters, to Avit, Elder Everett Hall, who was well known toyou 
as a very zealous and energetic preacher ; and- although he- 
was not as great preacher as some, yet he wias a good 7nan\ 
"While then we mourn his loss, we humbly bow to the dispen- 
sation of Him who doeth all things w«ll ; and feel that we 
can say of brother Hall, "Blessed are the dead* who diein the- 
Lord, from henceforth, yea saith the Spirit, they do rest from- 
their labors and their works do follow them." 
Respectfully subniitted. 

R. McDANIEL, Chairman. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

• 

A. Melvin, Treasurer, Dk. 
To pledges for 1859 and 1860, 
" " " 1860 and 1861, 
" collections on Sabbaths of 1860 and 1861, 
" cash on pledges of 1859 and 1861, 
" " " " " 1860 and 1861, 



Ck. 

By unpaid pledges, 
" cash paid to A. B. Alderman, 
" " " " A. A. McCaskil, 
" '• " " W, C. West, 

$410 21 

The Board is Dr. to Bro. West, $14 75 

" " " " " Alderman, 123 28 

Your committee liave examined the above report and find 
it correct. D. W. McGOUGAlNr, Chairman. 



nd 1861, 

5 
) 


$80 00 

235 00 

57 20 

25 00 

16 40 




g414 05 


$211 45 
147 51 

42 00 

9 25 





EEPOKT OF TKEASURER OF BOOK DEPOSITOEY. 

1861. To cash in the Treasury, ]^ovember, I860, $80 47 

" " reeeiv-ed from Bro. M. jVfcK. Smith, 10 00 

" " " " Elder R: Fisher, 5 00 

" " " " Depository Agent, 13 05 



Ck. 



^3.09 \52 



By cash paid Southern Baptist Publica- 
tion Society, Cliarleston, ^87 ^00 
Exchango on the, above, 44 §7 44. 



(Cash inland, ^22 08 

f . M. JgEASLEY, Treasurer. 



'REPOET OF DEPOSrrORY AGENT. 

1861. To books on hand, November, 1860, $74 58 

" Hymn books piu-chaBed since, 87 00 



$161 58 



Or. 

By cash paid freight, $3 5t{ 

" " "_ on sale of books, 13 05 

" Books in the hands of colporfcei!s, 99 30 115 91 



Cash en hand, g45 q^ 

P. TAYLOR, Depository Agent. 



20 

PLEDGES TO TliE DOMESTIO MISSION BOARD FOR 

1861 AND 1862. 

J. M. Beasly, - . ■ . . $15 00 

W'. H. Tomlinson, - - - - 6 00 

P. Taylor, - - - - - 5 00 

D. AV. McGongan, - - - - 5 00 
llieophilas Evans, - - - - 5 00 
James McDaniel, - - - - 2 00 
W. C. West, - - - - ^ 0© 
Jno. Munro€, - - - - - 1 00 
N. D. Burks, - - - - 1 0® 
S. J. Guy, - . - - . 2 00 
James Hollingswortli, - _ - - " 2 00 
J. H. Hawley, - - - " - - 2 00 

E. T. Ellis, - - - - - * 2 00 ' 
J. T. Hourine, . - - - - - 2 00 
Thos. Davis, - - - - 1 00 
Franklin Davis, - - - - 1 00 
Joseph Hollingswortli, - ' - - 4 00 
J. II. Cobb, - - . - - - 3 00 
A. Melvin, - • - - - - 5 00 
V. Downing, - - - - - 1 00 
Jacob Giles, - - - - 2 00 
Giles Ham, - - - - - 1 00 
R. J. Fennell, - - - - 5 00 
James Marsh, - - - - - 1 00 
Mrs. M. E. Spearman, - - - 2 00 
J. R. Fennell, - - - - - 1 00 
Wm. Bryant, - - - - 2 50 
W. H. Howard, - - - - 5 00 
Wm. Ilollingsworth, - - - 1 00 
R. McDaniel, - - - , - 20 00 
A. B. Alderman, - - - - 5 00 
C. D. Nixon, - - - - - 5 00 
J. McD. Jessup, - - - (paid,) 1 00 
T. W. Devane, - - . . . (paid,) 5 00 

• James Thames, - >• - (paid,) 1 00 

Anguish McMillan, - - - (paid,) 3 00 

J. N. Cashwell, - - • (paid,) 1 00 



21* 

TIMES OF THE ANNUAL SESSIONS OF THE FOL- 
LOWING ASSOCIATIONS. 

Cftpe Fear — Friday before the fourth Sabbath in October, 
X862. 

Sandy Creek — Tuesday before the first Sabbath in Otiiki- 
ber, 1862, 

TJnion — Tuesday before the second Sabbath in October, 
1862. 

Peedee — Friday before the third Sabbath in October, 
1862. . 

Kaleigh — Tuesday before the fourth Sabbath in Septem- 
ber, 18.6± 



[ADVEET1SE3IENT.] 

OXFORD FEMALE COLLEGE. 



T 



LITERARY SCHOOL. 

IPIIS School comprises eight peniiatieRtly organized classes, whose 
_1. studies commence with the alphabet a^jd M-e continued in the Ele- 
mentary Branches, :Matliematics, tajigyages, English Literature, :^atural 
bciences, and Moral Philosophy, until the minds ©f tlie students are ©roK 
perly tramed lor the duties of life. The investigations and discussions are 
thorough and comprehensive. Necessary apparatus is friiely eupnlied 
I he Libraries and Cabinet? embrace rare and extensive collections. 

FUSE ARTS SCHOOL. 

Special attention is devoted to Drawing, Oil Painting, and Embroidery 
1 lie various styles of "fancy painting" and "ornamental w<5rk" are als@ 
taught. 

MUSIC SCHOOL. 

:Music is taught as a science and as an art. Instruction- is given on tke 
i lano, Cruitar and Harmonium. Unusual attention is devoted to Vocd 
and Sacred Music 

EXPENSES. 

Tuition in Elementary Branches, $15 

" in College Classes, 20 

" in Drawing, 10 

" in Painting, 15 

" in Ornamental work, 5 

'* in Embroidery, 5 

" in Music, 10 

Board, 50 

REMARKS, 

Experienced and thoroughly qualified teachers give their entire time to 
tlieir respective departments. 

Extra charges and needless expenses are strictly prohibited— necessary 
purchases are made by the teachers. Picayune pedlars are not allowed to 
enter the premises, and no pocket money is required 

Oxford is situated on the liealthy hills of Granville, 12 miles from the 
Kaleigh and Gaston Railroad, and is connected with Henderson Station 
by a line of daily stages. 

The scholastic year is- divided into two sessions. The first opens on the first 
Monday in July and closes on the last Thursday in November. The sec- 
ond opens on the first Monday in January and closes with the annual 
commencement on the last Tlmrsday in May, 

J. H. MILLS, 
Oxford, N. C. 



[adverti.semext. J 

THE TRUSTEES 



OF 



WAKE FOEEST COLLEGE, 

Avail themselves of a privilege allowed them bj-- the Brethren of the 
€edW Creek Association, tO' notice- the Institutioa which they have in 
chapge.. Ttisunnecessary todo more than to state some prorainemt facts, such 
asfihat Ihe college, notwithstanding the distracted condition of our country, 
ia atiil i«. successful operation^ and that its exercises will net be suspended 
unless the number of Students- ia absolutely too small tO' furnish materials 
for the four regular classes ; that it is placed, by the liberality ot its friends 
in providing an endowment, beyond the reach of ordinary contingencies ; 
that it is provided with nxn able and eflScient corps of professors, giving in- 
struction in all the branches connected v/ith the regular College course; 
and' that in addition there has been orgarazeJa Military department con-- 
ducted upon a plan consiatent with the peculiar objecSis contemplated by 
the founders of the College; 

EX.PE:XS-ES. 

Tuition per Session |25 00 

Eoom Eent, 1 OO 

Servant Hire, 2 50 

Incidental Expenses,, 2 ©o 

^ $30 &0 

Good Board may be had ae $9 per month^ if paid strictly in advance, 
or if not $9 50 ; Washing $1 per month. 

SAM'L WAIT, President 
Board of Tru&tees, Wake Forest College. 
September 13, 1861. 



MIiNUTES 



OP THE 



FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



CED^K CREEK 

BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 

HELD WITH THE 

CHURCH AT SPRING BRANCH, ' 

SAMPSON COUNTY, N. C, 

November 6th, 7th, Sth and 9th, 

1862. 



FAYETTEVILLB,: 

PRINTED BY EDWARD J. HALE & SONS. 

1863. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



THURSDAY, Nov'r 6— lOJ A. M. ■ 

The Introductory Sermon was preached, according to appointment, 
by Elder W-. H. Howard, founded on a part of the 5th verse of 20tli 
Psalm: ''And in th'e name of our God we will set up our banners."' 

After a short intermission, the Association was called to order by the 
Moderator, with reading a portion 'of Scripture and singing a Hjimn. 

Appointed D. W. McGougan Assistant Hlerk. 

Appointed G. D. Nixon' and A. Melvin Committee of Finance. 

Called for Church Letters, which were read, and Delegates' names 
enrolled. , 

Proceeded to ballot for the election of Officers. Elder A. B. Alder- 
man unanimously elected Moderator, R. McDaniel, Clerk, and A. Mel- 
vin, Treasurer. 

Appointed A. B. Alderman and J. M. Beasley a Committee of Ar- 
rangements. 

Appointed the Deacons of this Church (Spring Branch) a Committee 
of \^'gilance. - 

Appointed E. Fisher, L. Godwin and D. J. Davis a Committee to 
resulate the Preachina- exercises. 

Extended -an invitation to Churches to connect. None came forward. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding Messengers and Tisiting 
Brethren to take seats with us. B. F. Jessup, of the Eleazer Associa- 
tion, Georgia, accepted the invitation. 

Appointed J. M. Beasley and C. D. Nixon to audit Treasurer's Report. 

On motion, adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. 

Prayer by R. McDaniel. 

FRIDAY MORNING, Nov'a 7. " 

Met pursuant to adjournment. Reading of the Scriptures by the 
Moderator, and Prayer by Bro. Jessup. « 

Called the Roll of Delegates. Majority present. 

Called for Letters of Churches absent yesterday. 

Read Minutes of yesterday. 

Committee of arrangement of business called upon to report. Report 
received and made the order of business. 

Renewed the invitation to Churches to connect by membership. 
None presented themselves. 

Appointed Elders A. B. Alderman, W.C. West, B F. Jessup, R. 
Fisher and Jas. McDaniel a^Presbytery to exaniiine Candidates for Or- 
dination. 

Reports of the various writers on' the different subjects, appointed 
last year, were called for, and, on motion^ laid over until to-morrow for 
consideration. 



Appointed Wm. Hollingsworth and James L. Autrie a Committee, to 
nominate writers for the ensuing year. 

Called off for three-quarters of an hour, for a meeting of the Execu- 
tive Board. 

Called on again. 

An invitation was extended to Corresponding Messengers. Bro. Wm. 
S. Melvin, from the Cape Fear Association, presented a Letter from that 
body with a package ot Minutes, and was welcomed to a seat. 

Report of the Executive Board called for, read and ordered to be 
appended to the Minutes. 

Called upon Treasurer to report. . Not being ready, was given until 
to-morrow. 

Appointed Wm. Hollingsworth and V. Downing a Committee to no- 
minate the Executive Board for the ensuing year. ■ 

Called for- Report of Corresponding Messengers of this body to sister 
Associations. N. Mercer attended the Cape Fear and was .cordially re- 
ceived. J. M. Beasley and C. D. Nixon, appointed to Raleigh, neither 
attended, owing to afflictions and unavoidable circumstances. D. W. 
McGrOugan attended the Pedee, was cordially received, and through 
him craved a continuance of the correspondence. 

Altered the 13th Article of the Constitution to read thus: "The An- 
nual Session of this Association shall be on Tuesday before the 1st Sab- 
bath in October, at such places as may be chosen.'' 

Committee appointed to nominar,e writers of the diflferent Reports for 
next Session reported the following, which was confirmed: Domestic 
Missions— Elder Jas. McDaniel, J. T. Honrine, W. H. Melvin. Fo- 
reign Missions — R. McDaniel, P. Taylor, Jas. Guy. Ministerial Edu- 
cation — Elder A. B. Alderman, W. H. Howard, S. D. Jackson. Sabbath 
Schools —Elder J. M. Beasley, J. H. Cobb, N. A. Jones. Periodicals— 
T. W. Devane, Jas. Marsh, C. D. Burks. Army C.olportage— D. W. 
McOougan, Arthur Melvin and Elder J. H. Cobb. 

The Committee to nominate a new Executive Board reported. Re- 
port accepted. 

Appointed Elder A. B. Alderman, J. M. Beasley and D. Nixon 
Corresponding Messengers to the Raleigh Associatio*. Elder A. B. 
Alderman to write the Letter of Correspondence. 

Owing to the change ot the tirne of the sitting of this Association, it 
was agreed to not appoint to others until the nest Session. 

Agreed that the Clerk have ^15 for his services. 

Agreed that as many Minutes be printed as the funds sent>up for 
that purpose will justify, and be distributed according to the amount 
from each Church. • 

Appointed R. McDaniel and D. W. McG-ougan a Committee to pre- 
pare a Digest on the Church Letters. 

Agreed that our nest Session be held with the Cedar Creek Church, 
Cumberland county, commencing at half-pasf 10 o'clock on Tuesday be- 
fore the first Sabbath in October 1863. Elder J. M. Beasley to preach 
the Introductory Sermon — W. C. West his Alternate. Elder Jas. Mc- 
Daniel to preach the Charity Sermon on Thursday at 11 o'clock A. M. 
— Elder A. B. Alderman his Alternate. 

On motion, adjourned until to-morrow at 91 o'clock A. M. 

Prayer by Bro. Fisher. 



4 ■ * 

SATURDAY MORN.LNd, Nov'r 8. 

Met according to appointment. 

Reading of the Sciiptures and Singiag by the Moderator, and Prayer 
by Bro. Beasley. 

Called the Roll and noted absentees. Read and adopted yesterday^s 
Minutes. 

Renewed the invitation to Corresponding and Visiting Brethren. 

Called for the Report of tire Committee to prepare the Digest on the 
Letters. Report read and ordered ro be appended to the Minutes. 

Treasurer reported. Report read and ordered to be appended to the- 
Minutes. 

Committee of Finance reported. Report received; Committee dis- 
charged, after paying the funds into the hands of the Treasurer. 

Book Depository Agent and Treasurer's Reports called for. Read,, 
received and ordered to be appended to the' Minutes. 

Agreed that all moneys novi? in the hands of ihe Treasurer of Book. 
Depository be applied to. sending a Colporteur into the Army, 

Committee on the examination of Candidates for Ordination reported- 
Report received and appended to the Minutes. • 

Took a recess for three-quarters of an hour. 

Called on again and resumed business. 

Committee on Periodicals reported. After some remarks by Bros. 
Jas. McDaniel and Beasley, a collection amounting to^53 80 was taken, 
up for the purpose of sending the Recorder to the soldiers in the Army.- 
Report received and adopted. 

Committee on Colportage reported. After remarks by Jas. McDan-- 
iel, R. McDaniel and others, a subscription of some .?280 was taken up- 
to carry out the resolution submitted in the Report, of sending a Col- 
porteur of our own into the Army. Report adopted. 

Agreed that we co-operate in our Army Colportage movements with 
the Army Colportage' Board of the N. 0. Baptist State Convention, lo- 
cated at GoldsbOro', i\'. C. 

Committee on,^^reign Missions reported. Report received and adopted. 

Committee on Sabbath Schools reported. Report received and adopted.. 

Committee on Domestic I^Iissions were allowed until the next meeting 
of the Executive Board, Saturi^ay before the 1st Sabbath in Decemberj.- 
to make their report. ' 

Committee on Ministerial Education having overlooked their appoint- 
ment, being also unprepared, were allowed until said time to make' their 
report. ^ 

Adopted the following preamble and resolution, offered by Bro. De- 
vane: 

Whereas, there is manifested a great indifference on the part of our 
Baptist brethren in supporting their Pastors: Therefore 
_ Resolved, That we, the Delegates composing the Cedar Creek Bap- 
tist Association, urge this great awd important matter upon the consid- 
eration of our Brethren, and that they rally to the support of the Her- 
alds of the Cross, that they may be able to go forward and hold Chrisfe 
up to a lost and perishing world. 

On motion, the following resolutions were also adopted: 



5- 

Resolved, That we, the members of this Association, will remember, 
"both in our private and public devotions, our bleeding country and sol- 
diery. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be and are hereby ten- 
dered to this community, for their kindness and hospitality. 

^igreed that the collection to-morrow be applied to Army Colportage. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place of next Annual Ses.5ion. 
Concluding exercises by the Moderator. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Moderator. 

R. McDANIEL, Clerk. 

SABBATH. 

Notwithstending the weather still remained very cold and inclement, 
a very large congregation assembled, and were addressed, first, by Elder 
Jas. McDaniel, from the 31st verse of the 12th chapter of John: "Now 
shall the Prince of this world be cast out." 

After this discourse, a collection, amounting to 029 05, was taken up 
for Army Colportage. 

The congregation was again addressed by Elder W. H'. Howard, from 
13th chapter of John, a part of the 8th verse: "pJesus answered him, If 
I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me." Which concluded the 
services of the day. 



A.i>i^E;]srDix. 



REPORT on Sabbath Schools. 

Your Committee on Sabbath Schools would respectfully report: 
That the present state of Sabbath Schools is much to be deplored, 
and it is manifest that a great lack of zeal exists in all our Churches. 
We are unable to account for this, unless it be from ignorance of the 
real benefits to be derived from them. A want of knowledge as to how 
such Schools should be conducted is probably one reason why so many 
Churches ai'e without them; and we believe that a few remarks and sug- 
gestions upon their proper objects will not be out of place in this Report. 
The great error of the Churches is in supposing that a Sabbath School 
is intended to be a pi tee of instruction merely for children and young 
persons, and that parents and aged persons have nothing to gain from 
them. Experience has proved that, wherever the Church and Congre- 
gation have taken hold of them, and have become Bible students, the 
result has been not only a flourishing School, but a flourishing Church. 
The Sabbath School becomes the handmaid of the Church; it is here 
that the ground is broken and the soil prepared for the seed sown in the 
preaching of the Word. It is here that intelligent converts are made, 
such as will understandingly believe the Gospel and therefore make a 
strong and vigorous Church. 



Again: Experience has shown, that in nearly every case wherever is^ 
seen a languishing Church, there will be found a languishing Sabbath 
School, or none at all: a strong proof that the prosperity of both aie 
linked together. 

If Ministers would make it their business to impress upon the iMmds 
of their audiences the importance of Bible study, and the advantages of 
Sabbath Schools for this purpose, it is reasonable to suppose that many 
more would attend, who now take no interest whatever in them. 

It is impossible to over-estimate one hour's study every Sabbath of 
the Bible, to both young and old. Let the members of the Church and 
congregation be constrained to meet one hour earlier than the time of 
preaching, and form themselves into classes, readinn and expounding 
to each other, and ere long the results will be visible, not only in the 
School but throughout the Church and community. Let not the bur- 
den and sole dependence of the School rest upon the Superintendent or 
Pastor, but let all feel the responsibility of attending, and very soon the' 
charms of association will lighten the load and invigorate the hearts, 
and the rich rewards will be received in the blessings seen to attend 
the faithful. 

There are many reasons why Sabbath Schools should be a place of 
popular resort. 

1st. They improve the personal character, promote general morality, 
save taxes, preserve peace in a community, and therefore deserve the- 
approbation of every good citizen and philanthropist. 

2d. The labor of Sabbath School instruction is such as every Chris- 
tian pledges himself to engage in by his earliest and warmest vows of 
consecration to the Bedeeaier. 

3d. We have Scriptural warrant and Scriptural encouragement in the 
labors of the Sabbath School, and the Word of God directly encourages 
the faithful teacher to hope for the conversion of his scholars. 

4th. The statistics of Churches generally prove the success of Sab- 
bath Schools to be an instrumentality from God in the conversion of 
sinners and the increase of Church members. 

5th. The Sabbath Sehool is a nursery of laborers in the Christian 
Ministry. "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few." 

Tour Committee hope that a new era may soon commence, and "that 
ere long every Church in our Association may be enjoying the inesti- 
mable blessings which lie in store for those who labor faitlifully in the 
Sabbath School cause. 

The Committee would also move the adoption of the following, reso- 
lution: 

Rvisolved, That this Association request the Pastor of each Church, 
at his earliest convenience, to deliver a discourse upon the subject of 
Bihle Reading, and urge u].ion his hearers the suitableness of Sahhatji 
Schools for the purpose. 

. R. McDAXIEL, Ch'n. 

• REPORT on Colpo-rtage. 

The Christian work and enterprise of Colportage has ever been, ginee 
its organization, productive of the most happy results; but never to as 
great an extent as it has for the last eighteen months, durinsr which 



time cur country has been pressed down under' the sad calamity of war 
and bloodshed. Like the compassionate hand of the good Samaritan to 
the unfortunate traveler who had fallen among thieves, in his time of 
distress, it has been almost the only means of communicating spiritual 
aid to the hundreds of thousands of our bravo and patriotic soldiers,. 
who are scattered throughout our Southern Confederacy, to protect our 
persons, our property and firesides from the hordes of worse than hea- 
then and uncivilized invaders of our soil. 

Soon after the inauguration of the war upon us, Army Colportage 
Boards were established in the different States, for perfecting the sys- 
tem to its utmost capacity to meet the urgent and pressing demands of 
our bleeding country's soldiery for spiritual .nourishment and support. 
Through these Boards, active, energetic, pious laborers have been kept, 
scattering heavenly seed broadcast over this rich vast moral field, which 
have brought forth, in numerous instances, so^ie' thirty, some sixty, and 
some an hundred fold. 

Some few facts only, obtained, will show the mighty workings of this 
important and glorious enterprise. The Army '"'olportage Board of S. 
Carolina, up to the 1st of Feb'y 1862, had published 11,500 Testaments 
and one million sev^in hundred thousand pages of Tracts. The Execu- 
tive Board, located at Richmond, Va.. for five months up to Nov. 10th, 
1861, published upwards of seven hundred thousand pages of Tracts 
adapted to general distribution among the soldiers, 12,000 copies oi the 
New Testament, with a little volume entitled Hymns for the Camp. A 
report of Publications of the General Tract Agency, after giving the 
various titles of 52 different Tracts, states that since June 1st, 1861, to 
July 1862, we have published of the above from 20,000 to 50,000 each, 
making a total in pages of 13,572,420, which is over 5,000,000 of pa- 
ges ra jre than the American Tract Society issued its first year. These 
have been sold and given away, mostly to the soldiers, at the rate of 
1500 pages for one dollar. We are now prepared to print 5 ',000 four- 
page Tracts per day, and the number we should get out regularly if we 
would supply the demand upon us from all the Confederate .States. 

From tiiese statements, what a vast moral machinery has been set in 
motion by this agency to fdrnish spiritual lood for the' hundreds of thou- 
sands, embracing every community, sanctuary and fireside. Eternity 
alone can or will disclose the good effected. The good being incalcula- 
ble, the cau.?e demands of all patriots or lovers of their country — all 
friends of human-ity and Jesus Christ — prompt and liberal aid. 

Your Committee respectfully submit the following resolutions: 

Resolved, That we make a vigorous effort to put into the army a Col- 
porteur of our own, for at least a good portion of this A.'-sociational year. 

Resolved,, further. That each Pastor, :\t his earliest convenience, bring 
the matter before his congreg-ation and take a collecrion to be applied 
to said purpose. 

REPORT 'on Foreign Jli^^'ons. ■ 

Your Committee, to whom was referred the very important subject 
of Foreign Missions, respectfully submit the following: 

When Reports are written and published on this and other benevo- 
lent institutions, the great design is, to presen' to the public mind the 



8 



t^ZTlnZnf f '"''^''V' T^'''''' *^ '^''y '^'"^ «° to their al- 
timate ends of usefulness to the human family. The phrase -Foreign 

m.W^ conveys to all intelligent, well-informed mind^s the idea of he 

full of tt 1 K'^°^■''^'' ""''^ ''^'' P^«"^ ^^^^«t^°t^' t« te^then lands 
I.! 7 i^ tabita ions of cruelty, for the sole purpose of imparting to the 
hundreds of nujhonsoi immortal beings in those'countries^a knowledge 
of Christ crucified that the unsearchable riches of His grace maybe 
, obtainea by the chiefest of sinners through the blood of the CroS ^ 

of thi/A? T *° 'T^ ^I'^^'' ^""^ '''^'' ^^^ friend, in the bounds 
tftuSe ot aZ ''"' '°^ "' ^'' ''.'''' ^^°"*^^ ^^^' SO, that a vast mul- 
Go^Del and w f "T ^'V 7'^"* '^' ^^b^^' and\ithout a preached 
exTssibTv d! . '"^ knowledge of the sweet name of JesL, so in- 

fulness «r J fr ^""^ P'''^'"' '' y°"- ^' '^' ^""^ ^ff-^^tual doors of use- 
tu ness are thrown open «nto you in every quarter of the globe. Vast 
fields, now white unto the harvest, present \hemselves in%very direc- 
t\Z on f «^^^«»^f ^^y, "come over and help us," strong yet plain- 

vfew of t^p '"? TV'? '' '■"^"^'^ ^^"' ^« powerfully oppressed in' 
ZVLTthT^^'^^-'fJ^'' ^«rk to be performed, the opposition of 
Trs torthi, hi I Indifference of thousands professing to be co-work- 
• UfE ■ i u'i .^'^'^ how intensely painful the thought, 
us are J^t "^ '^l ^'''''^^'' '^ '^'' '^''^' ^'^V-nd self denying Je- 
th ; ar.Tni'"f T '^7' e^t'-avagance and folly the very means which 
of L otern^rr^^ . ' V ^" ''"'^^"^ '^' knowledge of the benefits 

each one of ir P''.'° ^'°°^ T "°^ ^^" *° ^i"i«°^ «f lost so^ls- 
each one of whom is of more value than all this world. 

MklinZtX T^'^th'S'^^'''^ others were sent out as 

fa Tast ?'n ^8^9 T^'f'^ ^^^'''''' '' ^^^^^ ^^°"g the Hindoos in the • 
of snendini.J • ?•' ^^^^^^ .^^^.^^ ^nd others went forth with the view 
per sW & f'/' '^'U' u"^^^^"S "P '^' K^"gd«^ «f Christ amongst 
have been Sr ^^ ^^4^^" *^^ ^^^' At^^ ^ears Missionary Stations 

trtls-the S hi f K^" ^'''"^',^' ^;^^"^' ^^^^' ^^^^^^ ^«d other coun- 
tries the Bible has been translated into many languages-the Word 

UDon hi hf " ^/P'w"y converted, and many Churches organized 
Tblood wn ^ r"''^ ^' ''^'''' ^'' ^° *^« ^«^"'^"«« that multitudes 

bow n' dot! '"""^l "''/^^ ^" '^^ H^^^^°ly P^r^dise, who were once 
Dowing down to wood and stone. • 

Di^CatT';.'' truly converted by regenerating grace, and has a 
tie P^l ?n f P''''^ 'u' S''P'^' ^"^ ^^^'^ constrained like the Apos- 
and wh!n Tv, """'"^ the Gentiles, he must first learn their language, 
Win. for ^^ ' acquired that, he ought to devote his whole time,!: 
,hnnM 1 \ ^""f "^ ^^''' "'*^"°^ '^^»^- To enable him to do this he 
was ntPnJ^r'^ '' '^'' ^°^ ''''"'''' '' P^* ^"^ «"d whilst monev never 
raiment to ?« f SmV'"'' ^* ^^? ^''''S-'^ to procure food and 
of Tous;; tof' ^"^^ Bibles-to purchase materials for the erection 
Christ cru?ir^'/ "^ preaching, in which thousands may hear of 
Lhrist crucified, and, under the powerful agency of the Holy Spirit re 
pent and believe to the saving of their souls ^ ^ ' 

thtlZfaZ^Tr^^ '"^"' '"""'^"^ ''. ^' ^''''' ^^ ^^3^ "^^"tion that 
the population of China amounts to about /ma- hundred and fifteen 



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millions, or about one-third of the population of the whole world. This 
•immense mass of human beings have immortal souls, and if saved from 
their bins must be leavened by the pure aospel of the Son of God. 

The time will surely come when all the kingdoms of this world shall 
become the Kingdom of our Lord and his Christ. Those who are so 
warmly in favor of sustaining and extending Foreign Missionary op- 
erations, will not be satisfied until there is a Bible faithfully translated 
in every family on the globe, and the Gospel preached' in everycity, 
town, village and neighborhood beneath the sun. We most cordially 
entreat the Churches and friends of the Cedar Creek Association to 
perform your part in this mighty and glorious undertaking. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. H. COBB, Ch'n. 



REPORT on Executive Oommittee. 



Cape Fear 
Concord 
Magnolia 
Rockfish 
Piney Grove 
Cedar Creek 
Spring Branch 
Baptist Chapel 
Green Springs 
Providence 



T. W. Devane. 
R. Faircloth. 
W. H. Melvin. 
J. Musselwhite. 
James Guy. 
A. Melvin. 
L. Godwin. 
H. J. Lockaman. 
N. H. Jones. 
D. W. McGougan 
Respectfully submitted. 



Bladen Union 
Kingsbury 
Zion Tabernacle 
Cypress Creek 
Fayetteville 
Saddle Tree 
Salem 

Pleasant Union 
Piney Green 



James S. Beard. 
C. D. Nixon. 
J. A. Rozier. 
J. Jones. 
J. M. Beasley. 
Lewi§ Humplfrey. 
Wm. Autrie. 
R. Fisher. 
A. McRae. 



JAS. L. AUTRIE, Ch'n. 



REPORT of Executive Committee. 

We are necessarily compelled, because of the circumstances with 
which we are surrounded, to submit a very meagre Report. 

We had no Missionary in the field up to la&t August. Our efforts 
were directed principally, up to that time, to the payment of the back 
debts of the Board, and at our last meeting, which was in August, we 
were enabled to pay the last dollar due by the Board. After which the 
Board secured the services of Elder A. B. Alderman to labor among the 
soldiers on the coast of North Carolina, below Wilmington, for at least 
a good portion of his time up to the Association. He addressed him- 
self to the work as soon thereafter as he could make his arrangements, 
and continued down there until the yellow fever had spread in and 
around Wilmington to an alarming extent. He had great encourage- 
ment to continue. He would, could he have done so safely. He had 
the pleasure of Baptizing one willing convert in the broad Atlantic 
Ocean, and conversed with and prayed for many deeply penitent per- 
sons, particularly in the Hospitals. Oh that he could have continued, 
at least for a while longer. We earnestly recommend to tlie Associa- 
tion the importance of the work among the soldiers, and hope that an 
effort will be made to extend the work as much as possible, and that 
earnest, importunate prayer accompany the work. 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Pres't Board. 



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REPORT of Committee appointed to. examine applicant for Ordi- 
nation. 

The Committee to whom was assigned the duty to examine Bro. Mer- 
cer, an applicant for Ordination, present the following Report: 

A special meeting was appointed to be at Gray's Creek M. H., on Sa- 
turday before the 1st Sabbath in Dec. 1862. At the appointed time 
and place, a portion ot the Committee met the candidate, and after hear- 
ing a discourse from him, proceeded to the examination. Elders Al- 
derman, Mc Daniel and McAlpin were present. Elder McAlpin was re- 
quested to act on the Committee. Elder Alderman was requested to 
act as Chairman. After due examination, it was unanimously deemed 
inexpedient to recommend Bro. Mercer for Ordination. They recom- 
mend that he continue to labor as a Licentiate, and study to be useful 
in that office. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Ch'n. 

N. B. The Committee failing to get a meeting for the examination 
of Bro. Beasley, prior to the Minutes going to press, no report on his 
case has been received. 

SYNOPSIS ./ the State of the Churches. 

* 

Cape FesLp. — They hare had a revival. H. McAlpin, Pastor. 

Concord — Complains of coldness; requests the prayers of. the Associa- 
tion. A. B. Alderman, Pastor. 

Magnolia. — Nothing special to communicate. W. H. Howard, Pastor.- 

Rockfish. — Nothing of special interest. No Pastor. 

Piney Grove — Laments the cold condition into which they have re- 
laxe'd, but expresses a better hope for the future. A. B. Alderman, 
Pastor. 

Cedar Creek — Expresses gratitude to God for the glorious outpouring, 
of His Holy Spirit; a large number added to the Church. E. D. John- 
son, Pastoi. 

Beaver Creek. — They have had iijood meetings, with some additions. 
W. C. West, Pastor. 

Kingsbury. — Good congregations, and considerable feeling manifest- 
ed, with some additions. W. C West, Pastor. 

Fayetveville — Regrets much the spiritual bfrrenness of the past year.- 
Commends the Pastor's faithful discharge of his duty and hopes a more 
fruitful season may soon dawn upon them. Jas. McDa'niel, Pastor. 

Baptist Chapel. — Nothing special. R. Fisher, Pastor. 

Spring Branch — ^Nothing of special intere-t. R. Fisher, Pastor. 

Salem. — This Church has experienced a gracious revival; a number 
added by Baptism. W. H. Howai'd, Pastor. 

Piney Green. — Nothing special. W. H. Howard, Pastor. 

Providence; — Nothing cheering to communicate. They have a Sab- 
bath School very well attended. John Monroe, Pastor. 

Green Spring — Nothing cheering. J. H. Cobb, Pastor. 

Saddle Tree — Have had some additions. They have monthly preach- 
ing. J. H. Cobb, Pfstor. ' - 

Biaden Union. — Nothing !?pecial; requests the prayers of the Asso- 
ciation. J. H. Cobb, Supply. 



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Cypress Creek. — Nolhing special. Preaching oace a month by J. 
Smith, Licentiate. 

Zion Tabernacle — Reports a glorious revival. Elder R. M. Sessoms, 
Pastor. 

Pleasant Union — Reports a gracious revival. W. H. Howard, Pastor. 

' R. McDANIEL, Ch'^. 

» 

Treasurer's Report. 

Dr. a. Melvin, Treasurer. 

To collection on Sabbath of 1861, 
" cash on pledges of 1860 and 1861, 
" " " •' " 1861 and 1862, 
" Minute Fu^.d of*1861, 
" unpaid pledges, 
" collection on Sabbath of 1862, 



,. 134 90 






111 


76 






32 


75 






33 


60 






42 


00 






29 


05 


^ 




$284 06 








S157 38 






23 


00 






46 


00 



Cb. By cash paid A. B. Alderman, 
" « " W. C. West, 
. " " " R. McDaniel, 

S226 88 

REPORT of Treasurer of Booh Depository. 

To cash in the Treasury, 1861, - ^ $22 08 

" " received from Depository Agent, 47 50 

$69 58 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. M. BEASLEY. 

RE FOR T of Depository Agent. 

1862, 

Nov. 6. Cr. J. M. Beasley, Treasurer, in account 

with P. Taylor, Depository Agent. 
By Books on hand, 8th Nov. 1861, S45 67 



" Books on sale, 


99 30 




■^111 97 




•iP L-x'-t V i 


. To cash on Book sales, 


$47 50 


Books donated by Bro. Howard, 


5 00 ■ ■ 


" P. Taylor, 


20 


Books out on sale, 


30 00 


Books on hand, 


62 27 




$144 97 



Respectfully submitted to the Association. 

P. TAYLOR, Depos. Agent. 



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Subsoripfion to Army Colportage at JSprinq Bi'Unch, Sampson Count?/. 



NAMES. 

P. Taylor 

D. W. McGougaa Tpaid) 

A. Melvin 

D.'L. Smith 

Wm. Bryant 

D. J. Davis 

K. Fisher 

T. W. Devane 

C. D. Nixon 
R. Fair cloth 

N, Mercer (paid) 
J.'M. Beasley 

D. B. McGougan 
R. McDaniel 

Mrs Catharine White 
Mrs S. A. Lay ton (paid) 
Cape Fear Church (p'd H2) 



am'ts. 

^5 00 

5 00 

15 00 



00 
00 
50 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
15 00 



5 

5 

2 

5 
5 
2 
1 
5 
5 



3 
1 



00 
00 



25 00 



NAMES. 


AM'TS. 


Concord Church 


110 00 


Cedar Creek Church 10 00 


Kingsbury " 


• 5 00 


Fayetteville " 


50 00 


Spring Branch '" 


25 00 


Salem " 


(paid) 20 00 


Pleasant Union " 


5 00 


Piney G-rQen " 


5 00 


Providence " 


(paid) 10 00 


Grreen Springs " 


10 00 


Zion Tabernacle " 


5 00 


Saddle Tree " 


(paid) 17 00 


Bladen Union " 


5 00 


Cypress Creek " 


(paid)- 4 00 


Mrs. S. A. Layton 


1 00 



$286 50 



List of Cash Contributions for the Recoa-der to he sent to the Soldiers. 



.J. M. Beasley ' 83 00 

T. W. Devane 2 00 

R. McDaniel 2 00 

D. W. McGougan 2 00 

W. H. Howard 2 00 

William Bryant 1 50 

P. Taylor 3 00 

A. Melvin 3 00 

J. Williford 1 00 
H. W. Layton 
W. J. Pope 
C. D. Nixon 
Wm. Strickland (51st 

Reg't) 2 00 

J. Sterling 1 00 

.Jacob West 2 00 

H. T. Jackson 3 00 

N. E. West 1 00 

L. Godwin 1 00 
Jas. L. Autrie (Camp 

Holmes) 1 00 

W. Williford 1 00 

N. Mercer 1 00 

R. Fisher 1 00 



2 00 

1 00 

2 00 



J. L. Butler $1 00 

James S. Beard . 1 00 

A. B. Alderman 1 00 

Miss Altha Hawley 1 00 
Mrs. M. Layton (51st 

Reg't) 1 50 

Miss L. Hawley 1 00 

Mrs V. W. Hawley 50 

Mrs L. Naylor 50 

Mrs. J. Pope 25 

Miss S. Blue 50 

Mrs. M. Strickland 25 

Miss E. Layton - 25 

Mrs. C. Home 30 

Mrs. M. Strickland 50 

Mrs. A. Jackson 25 

Miss J. Strickland 25 

Miss J. Blalock 25 

Miss R. Bizzell 1 00 

Miss K. Daughtry 1 00 

Miss S. Dudley 1 00 

Mrs. P. E. Alderman 1 00 

Miss M. Lauching 25 



REPORT on Periodicals. 

It is highly important that more enlightened and liberal views should 
prevail among the members of the several Churches on the subject of 
Religious Periodicals, 



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Reports on Periodicals are usual in most of our Associatioas, aad 
many of them are well written; yet in most instances there is compara- 
tively little good accomplished. We might earnestly recommend two 
or three worthy papers, and give all the necessary information relative 
to them;, and perhaps spirited and appropriate remarks made on the oc- 
casion, after which the Report is adopted and' ordered to be appended 
to the. Minutes, and too often this is about the end of it. Now we think 
it advisable that a practical effort be made annually, at the time the Re- 
port is offered, to obtain subscribers to the paper or papers that may be 
recommended in the Report. 

_ We would, therefore, recommend to tb.e Association, that at each Ses- 
sion an effort be made to obtain new subscribers, or renew others. This 
would likely worK: well after two or three years. 

We would suggest to the several Ministers the propriety of having 
the people that attend upon their ministry well supplied with the Re- 
corder. Particularly should this matter be looked after at the close of 
each revival. The paper that we . earnestly recommend is the Biblical 
Recorder, printed in Raleigh, at $3 a year. 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Ch'n. 



CONSTITUTIOlSr 

OF THE 

(EMR (IIIEER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Whereas, God's people are commanded to strive together for the' 
faith of the Grospel: and whereas, in union there is greater strength and 
capacity for assisting in the promotion of Christ's Kingdom on Earth: 
we, professed disciples of Christ, resolve to unite in an associated "capa- 
city on the following Constitution: 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominafed and known as the 
Cedar Creek Baptist Association of lYorth Carolina. 

Art. 2. This body shall be composed of .X>elegates chosen by the 
Churches connectedwith it, each Church being entitled to thre^ Delegates. 

Art. 3. In the selection of these delegates, the churches shall pay 
strict regard to the moral and intellectual qualifications of those ap- 
pointed. ^ 

_ Art. 4. The delegates thus selected should bear from their respec- 
tive churches a letter certifying their appointment, and communicating 
information relative to the state of the church and the interest thereof. 
Art. 5. The Association shall select out of their members annually 
a presiding officer, a Secretary, a Treasurer, who shall be elected by 
ballot, and who shall continue in office until the time for the annual 
election. 



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Art. 6. The object of the Association shall be the promotion 0^, 
Christ's Kingdom among men, and the way and means of accompUsh" 
ing this shall be selected and prosecuted in strict conformity to "law and 
testimony." 

Art. 7. The Association shall have a fund created and sustained by 
voluntary contributions from the churches, which shall be held by the 
Treasurer and subject to the disposition of the majority present at any 
annual session. 

Art. 8. A faithful record shall be made of the proceedings of each 
annual session, which shall be printed and presented to eacli session. 

Art. 9. It shall be the province of the Association to appoint an ex- 
ecutive committee, to whom may be submitted the consummation of any 
plan adopted; which committee shall be answerable for their official acts 
to the x\ssociation. 

Art. 10. The Association shall not maintain permanent fellowship 
toward any of her churches which neglect to institute and preserve 
proper or G-ospel order among their members, nor towards any of her 
churches and Ministers who treat her Constitution with contempt; but 
shall sustain with all her influence such as promote Grospel principles 
and order. 

Art 11. The Association shall not recognize as valid the ordination 
ot any minister which may take place within the bounds of her churches, 
without her prior direction or virtual sanction. 

Art. 12. It shall be the province of the Association to invite visiting 
and corresponding brethren to a seat, who shall be entitled to speak on 
any point under discussion, but not to vote. 

Art. 13. The annual session of this Association shall be on Tuesday 
before the first Lord's day in October, at such places as may be chosen. 

Art. 14. By appointment of the Association there shall be an intro- 
ductory serm.on preached, and also a charity sermon. 

Art. 15. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session, 
by a vote of two-thirds of those present. ■ > 



' RUJLES OF OKDER ' 

. POR THE 

tEDAIi CREEE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



1. At each assembling for the transaction of business, the presiding 
officer, (or in his absence the Secretary,) shall invite the members to 
their appropriate places, and a chairman pro tern shall be appointed. 
Then the meeting shall be opened with reading the Scriptures, praise 
and prayer, either by him or some one on whom he may impose the duty. 

2. The presiding officer shall, as far as in him lies, maintain a strict 
conformity to the Constitution and llules of Order of the Association, 



15 . ' 

in the nature, manner and spirit of the business transacted. He shall 
appoint committees, decide questions of order, and give his views on any 
point under discussi)n after others are done speaking 

3. The names of the delegates shall be called each day of the session, 
previous to proceeding to business, and the Minutes of t^e preceding 
meeting read and approved. ' ' • 

4. The members shall observe that respect towards the officers' and 
each other, which becometh those that reverence* Grod, whose tbey are, 
and whom they serve. When any member is about to speak in debate 
or make remarks, he shall rise from his seat, and respectfully address 
himself to the presiding officer; shall confine himself to the question 
under consideration, and avoid all personalities. No member shall speak 
more than, twice on the same question without leave. 

5. When a motion is made without a second it shall not receive at- 
tention; but if seconded, it shall be stated by the presiding officer, or if 
in writing, shall be read by the Secretary, before debate. 

6. After a motion is stated by the presiding officer, or read by the 
Secretary, it shall be deemed to be in the possessioa of the Association, 
but may be withdrawn at any time by the mover, previous to a discussion. 

7. When a question is under debate, no motion or proposition shall 
be received but to adjourn, to lay on the table, to amend, or to post- 
pone indefinitely; which several motions shall have preference in the 
order in which they are stated. 

8. When a motion has been carried in the affirmative, or negative, it 
shall be in order for any member who voted in the majority to move 
for re-consideraltion thereof on the same day. 

9. When a subject is presented, and is promptly opposed by any 
member, it shall be admitted to consideration by a vote of the Association. 

10. No member shall absent himself from the meeting of the Asso- 
ciation unless he have permission, or be sick and unable to attend. 

11. All questions, except such as relate to the Constitutio:>, shall be 
decided by a majority of votes. 

12. These Rules of Order may be altered or amended at any annual 
session of the Association, by a vote of a majority of the delegates present. 



Meetings of the Executive Board at the following times and places, 
to-wit: Grra?^'s Creek, Saturday before the 2d Sabbath in Dec'r 1862. 
Providence, Robeson coun^, Saturday before 5th Sabbath in March 
1863. Cedar Creek, Saturday before 5th Sabbath in May. Gray's 
Creek, Saturday before the 5th Sabbath in August. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



OEDA.Il CREEK 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



HELD WITH THE 



€EBAm CMDEM €HU^€M, 



CUM BEE J 


.AND COUNTY, 


N. C, 
• 


Sept. 2i 


:m J-;;:h, and Oct'r 


1st, 


\ 


f AYETTEVILLE : 


/ 


PRINTED BY EDWARD J. HALE & ISUHS. 




18 6 4. 





wit: A. B. Alderman, J. H Cobb, J. M. Beasley, W. H. Howard and 

'^Hdefweaver, ot the Sandy Creek Association, was weloomed to » 
seat as a Messenger from that body. 
Took a recess for 30 minutes. 

Called on again. Prayer by Bro. Honrine. 
Treinrer'sEeport received and ordered to be appended 

Surer of Book Depository received and ordered to be appended. 
; „ir„( Book Depository reported. Report ordered to be appended. 
CoTmitrrf See rJporLd. Eeporf adopted, with instructions 

'°Kin"r;aLt'l!.tlil~W.'H.Melvin to nominate, writers 

report Report no atte^^ne. Appo.n^d ^o f^^^ape Fe.r^^^ 
iSSSSvfne^^tsaldytJ^S- 

^|£Hsitior:^^:i^ti^ti^«^^ 

Agreca 111 commencing Thursday before 1st 

CapeFea. ',)"^°°; ^' S ^ Bro J H. Cobb to p?eaeb the Introductory 
i: mon-^^ a Wesfis rirernate. Elder L. McDaniel to preach 

cutive Board. 

flailed on again and resumed business. . ■ , , „ v ^ «„ 

Executive Board reported. Report received and oraered to be ap- 

^^Aptinted Elde^ James McDaniel, E. McDaniel and XT, Honrine • 
a Committee to nominate the Executive Board for next year. 

ThTwriters on the different subjects cal ed on to report. 

T. J' TVlksions— Report received and ordered to be appended. 

S M-^n -Re'^ not being ready granted the privilege to 
the Comnnttee to prepare ic and append it to the Mxnutes. 

Ministerial Education— Further time allowed. 

alwv.qpbools— Report received and ordered to be appended. 

Stcals-Rporttre following resolution: Resolved, That we the « 
Dekc^aS composinV the Cedar Creek Baptist Associatmn, do pledge 
SveTtrsuUbefora^d use all the '^^^^^^^ ^^Tc^'n 
^T^::^t^^^^tV Mcaug^ ^p^pI^Ti^eston 

""ttSl^l^^^^o hal^past 10 o'clock to-morrow. Prayer by ^ 
Bro. Weaver. 

THURSDAY MORNING, Oct. 1-10 : O'CLOCK. 

Reading of the Scriptures and Singing by Moderator,, and Prayer b^l 
Bro. Mercer, 



Dismissed Zion Tabernacle Chur'cli. . . 

Committee to appoint writers for next Session reported as follows: 
Home Missions — R. McDaniel, J. T. Honrine and Jas. Guy. Foreign 
Missions — Elder Jas. McDaniel, P. Taylor and I. Hollingsworth. Min- 
isterial Support — C. D. Nixon, A. Melvin and Thos. McDaniel. Min- 
isterial Education— Elder J. H. Cobb, D. W. McGugan and S. J. Cobb. 
Sabbath* Schools— Elder J. M. Beasley, W. H. Tomlinson, Elder R. 
♦Fisher. Periodicah — T. W. Devane, Jas. Plummer "and Jas. Marsh. 
Army Colportage— Elder A. B. Alderman, S. D. Jackson and W. 
Strickland. 

Took a recess for 30 minutes. 

Called on again. 

Army Colportage Report received and ordered to be appended. 

Agreed to allow the Clerk $25 for his services. 

Agreed to have printed as many Minutes as the funds in hand sent 
up will justify. 

Agreed that a List of the Ordained Ministers aild their Post Offices 
be appended to the Minutes. 

Agreed to alter the 13th Article of the Constitution so as to read, on 
Thursday before the 1st Sabbath in October, ' 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association are due, and are here- 
by tendered, to the inhabitants of this community, for their kindness 
and hospitality. 

Resolved, That all the Pastors of this Association be earnestly re- 
quested to present the claims of Army Colportage and Missions to their 
Church£!s quarterly, and to forward the collections to the Executive 
Board of the Association. 

■Resolved, That each Church composing this Association keep, and 
send to the next Session of this body, a correct statement of all moneys 
collected and disbursed during the year, and for what objects or pur- 
poses. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place before agreed upon for hold- 
ing next Session. Concluding exercises by Moderator. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Moderator. 

R. McDaniel, Clerk. 

Collections taken for Army Colportage, $257 00 

To send the Recorder to the Soldiers, » 52 60 

$309 60 



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-A. P» I> JE isr D I X . 



, REPORT on Home Missions. 

f. Ji'.f '''^' of fchii'deparfcment of ohrialian effort are not inferior fc« 
wl flr^-f '' demanding the attemion of the cCch Manv 

of Foreign Missions depends on thrplrfencJof^ItiS 'XZC't 
home. If piety .n the Churches in our own land bo at a W sSei 
xf rehgious principle be weak, and the sense of obligation Ld chrtti^ 
sympathy be amall, rory iittle effort will be made to send f^fp 1 
abroad to distant nations. We must, as the gTeat Head o^ th. fe 
<,rnamauded begin at home, begin at Jerusalem, xi health^ .^^.ff 
nwty in the Ohurohas-a pervading religious prineiole a7. fn, Lf • I 
Hnag water, will spootaaeLsly send fol Jtr'ear? r'ef ei a„X^^^ 
tify she surroundinr re<^ioas 'cue™ ana true- 

me cijimiyot the Home Mission Department. Never in tb^ },laf^.,r !.^ 
our country, was there a time when christian sympathy anteSwere 
so muoh needed. - To say nothing of the fact tlift oi sSeoess in the 
mighty struggle m which we are enga-ed for freedom and fnl a 
depends on God's favor towards us! and thatde p per d nT aS 
piety IS the sure means of securing the Divine favor^' foT'Vhen\ mS 
ways please the Lord he maketh even his enemies 'to he aTpeace wTth 
him. Thousands of our brethren have been taken from heir sanTtL 
^rie%and from the means of grace which thev are aceustnm^r^r • 
aad w^ich they highly priJd, and they ba^rLen " S'th 2' 
where the influeaces surrounding them are calculated to le dio apostaT 
or backsliding^ Jo guard them against this decrension they shou d bi 
all means, be furnished with the Ministry of the Gospdl anj the meaal 
Ot grace. And there are thousands of the unconverted k thermv 
many of whom must meet a sudden death. They need a p4naratTon 

!r K S « M i^*" ''^' ^""^^ ^^^''«<^ *o that end, that if they fail on 
he battte-field they may be able to say in their d^ino- breath^'I have 
fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kenfc the faS 
aad henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness '' 
^ Besides, when the war shall come to a close, as ft certTnlv will at 
.ome time there will be needed a high state of ^ie y n he Churrhes fo 
meet the demoralisation which will be brou^ht^omeartL result of 



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such a leag campaign; and also to keep in proper bounds the disposition 
to rush headlong into the pursuit of wealth to the almost entire neglect 
of all spiritual interests and concerns. Great piety will be needed for 
the return of prosperity; aye/ more than ever before. The thirst for 
the accumulation of wealth will be almost an hundted fold more as the 
consequence of long, afflictive embarrassment. 

Furthermore, it is quite obvious, that within the past two years the 
Churches in our land generally have lapsed into a lamentable st}at.e of 
Bupineness and worldliness. A great increase of preaching and religious 
effort is greatly needed to correct and improve this state of things. The 
remedy lor this existing and prevailing evil should be promptly fur- 
nished. For, this evil is progressive and will continue to advance until 
arrested by appropriate means to check it. 

In view of these facts, your Committee think that the Association 
ought to bestow increased attention and effort to the department of 
Home Missions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. MoDANIEL, Ch'm. 



REPORT on Foreign Missions. 

The plan of Redemption being fully completed, the last charge deliv- 
ered by the victorious Redeemer to his chosen Apostles was, "Go ye 
into all the world and preach the Gospel (the plan of this redemption) 
to every creature." " 

In devising a system to carry out this commandj the Foreign Mission 
enterprise has .been established. Through its workings tfie qrowning 
chorus, ''The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our 
Lord and His Christ," will ere long be chanted by seraphic tongues and 
glorified spirits. Such being the ground of its organization, and such 
the object to be accomplished by it, argument is unnecessary to enforce 
its pressing claims and importance upon every one assuming the "ChriS' 
tian name and espousing the sacred cause. . , 

We take great pleasure in communicating the fact, that thtfugh for 
the two past years, owing to the distressed state of the country, t]je main 
efforts in Missionary operation have been turned to the Home Mission 
department, yet that operations in the Foreign Mission department have 
not been entirely paralyzed. From a statement repeived from our be- 
loved brother*, J. B. Taylor, Cor. Sec'y, we learn that we have about 35 
Missionaries in the Foreign field, 12 in China, 6 in Central Africa, and 
the remainder on the coast of Afriea. 

"Within the past two years (says Bro. Taylor) the Lord has much 
favored our brethren, and they have been permitted to see not a few 
yield to His claims. We have been enabled to arrange tor their sup- 
port by the transmission of funds by leans, and in one or two instances 
by the brethren on the ground. We hope, too, to be able to forward 
funds with some degree of regularity." Let then, brethren, this in- 
formation encourage our hearts, and stimulate us to renewed efforts in 
furnishing what means we can to aid in providing for those heralds of 
the Cross and embassadors of Jesus. 

R. McDANIEL, Ch'n. 



9 
REPORT on Army Colportage, 

This Christian enterprise is perhaps of all others best adapted to meet 
the spiritual wants of our people at-, this time, hundreds of thousands of 
whom have been oalled far from their homes and friends, and all the 
religious influences under which they have been trained) where they 
are not only exposed to hardships, dangers, disease and death, but temp- 
tations of new and varied character Army Colportage is the only 
means by which and through which the spiritual wants of these have 
been supplied. The Colporteur, with his bundle of hooks, papers and 
Tracts, together with his conversation in the camp and hospital, and 
his exliortation in the prayer meetings upon the holy Sabbath, has been 
shown to be an excellent agency for good in the army. Bro. N. B. Cobb, 
General Superintendent of' Army Colportage and .Missions, has been 
laboring in tliis department during the past year, by his personal visits 
injhe army as Missionary and Colporteur; and by sending out other 
Missionaries and Colporteurs, the soldiers, since the first of November 
1862, have been supplied with about 2500 Bibles and Testaments and 
3,000,000 pages of religious. reading in the way of Tracts, &c. 

The N. C. Board of Army Missions, which he represents, proposes to 
furnish all N. C. Chaplains, irrespective of sect or denomination, and 
all Chaplains of regiments of other States who come into N. C, with 
religious reading gratuitous. The Board is also anxious to secure the 
labors, for a month at a time, of the mo^t efficient Ministers who are 
. Pastors, to go as Missionaries into the army. We would .urge upon the 
brethren the importance of co-operating with the Board in sending up 
funds to defray the expenses of those Pastors of Churches who may feel 
disposed to comply with said desire of the Board. All moneys can be 
forwarded to the Greneral Superintendent, Elder N. B. Cobb, G-oldsbo- 
tough, N. C. 

Since the 1st of Nov. 1862 we have had employed in this State 18 
Army Missionaries and Colporteurs, 12 of whom are now under appoint- 
ment— 1 at Goldsborough, 1 at Kinston, 1 at Wilmington, 1 at Raleigh, 
1 at Charleston, 2 in East Tennessee, the remainder in the arnjjy of 
Northern Virginia. Since the battle of Chanoellorsville, thousands of 
soldiers have made a profession of religion, many of them under the 
ministry of those brethren. Bro. Cobb Baptized 17, Bro. Stradly 6, 
Bro., W. H. Howard 8'. Since, the battle of Gettysburg many more 
have been Baptized by other Ministers and Chaplains. Upwards of 
1000 conversions have been reported, and over 2000 are now inquiring 
for the way of life. Respectfully submitted. 

^ D. W. McGUGAN, Ch'n. , 

■ REPORT on Sabbath Schools. 

The subject now claiming the attention of your Committee is one of 
decided importance to our Churches. We are all willing to acknow- , 
le^ge that the institution of a Sabbath School is a good institution, and 
that there are many advantages to be derived from them; still among 
our Churches in the country there are but few Sabbath Schools. Why 
this paradoxical feature among us? Doubtless one reason is, that pa- 
rents have been raised in part, or wholly, destitute of the advantages of 



10 



such an institution. What they do not know, and have never realized 
doe8 not appear to them to be of any very great intrinsic value to others/ 
consequently there is but little interest felt on their part in such enter- 
prises. On the other hand, those who have long had the advanta<^es of 
a well disciplined Sabbath School are its warmest friends and advocates 
^ow are we who are parents to bring up our children as we have been 
brought up, witn no advantages of this sort? If so, then the next gen- 
eration (in regard to Sabbath Schools at least) will be but little if any 
farther advanced than the present. The question now is, are we pre- 
pared to sit still and look with composure into such a gloonay future? 
A well regulated Sabbath School is known to be a great auxili^y to the 
Ohurch. Its tendency is to religious knowledge, intellectual culture, 
benevolence and other virtues, attendance on public worship, reforming 
.individual charaater, reforming the character of the whole ncir/hbor- 
hood, preventing the formation of evil habits and implantin- goou ones 
reverence for the Sabbath, and obedience to God's word. Its tenipncy 
IS also to conversion, to gladden the christian parent's heart, to enlarge 
and strengthen the Church, and to glorify God in body and ,-pirir. It 
IS said that of the Missionaries who have gone from Great Britain to 
the heathen, nineteen-twentieths became pious at the Sabbath School: 
and that of the orthodox Ministers in England, who are under 40 years 
ot age, more than two-thirds became pious at the Sabbath School 

The celebrated Mr. Morrison, Missionary in the tast empire of China 
who has translated the wholfe Bible into Chinese— a language spoken 
l^ut^^l^l^T^ associated population on the globe— became pious at t^.- 
«abbath School. 0! who can tell how many Brainards, and BuchanaL. 
and Morrisons, and Judsons, and Bowens, and Yeates, God might have 

i^l? tV^y^^^ ^^^ ^^^"^ ^'^'" y^^""^ ^^'^^ faithful to the interest of the 
babbath School. But alas! alas! what a bane to present and future use- 
fulness and happiness is inconsideration. 

ReepectfuUy submitted. 
* ' J. M. BEASLEY, Ch'n. 

V REPORT of Executive Committee. 

_ It was agreed at the last session of the Association to direct our Mis- 
siona-y labors among the soldiers on the frontier of our State. To com- 
ply with the above understaading, the Board, at its first meeting in De- 
cember, appointed a Committee to secure the services of a suitable man 
to labor as above directed. The Committee secured the services of Ei- 
der A. B. Aldfrman; his health soon thereafter failed, and he was una- 
ble to go. The Committee were unsble to secure the services of ano- 
ther, up to our meeting in March, at which time, through information 
ot Bro. 1. W. Devane, we hid reason to believe that the services of 
Bro. B. F. Jessup could be had. After some alteration in the Commit- 
tee, they were instructed to write Bro Jessup, and if his services could 
be had, to employ him immediately. They wrote, and obtained his 
consent. He entered upon his services as Missionary and Colporteur 
tor this Associaticn June 1st 1863, and continued so to labor up to this 
meeting of the Assbeiation. His time has been spent at Fort Caswell 
J^ort Fisher, Smithville, an(^some other forts, all of the Hospitals, ia- 
cluding those in Wilmington. At all of these places he has distribited 



11 

' Testaments, Tracts and Camp Hymn Books. His labors have beea re- 
ceived kindly, and still warmly solicited. The Board have been ena- 
bled to meet bis expenses and a small surplus. May God bless the la- 
bors he has bestowed. 

Respectfully submitted. '' 

J. M. BEASLEY, Ch'a Board. 

DIGEST on the Condition of the Churches. 

Cape Fear — Good and attentive congregations; peace and harmoaj, 
and desires the prayers of the brethren. They have enjoyed the labors 
for the past year of Elder H. McAlpin. 

Concord— Nothing cheering to comfnunicate. Coldness is complained 
of. Have enjoyed the labors of Elder R. Fisher. 

Magnolia— Have had the labors of Elder J. M. Beasley two days in 
^ each month. Small congregations in attendance. 

Rockfish — They communicate good news; precious meetings, and 
many added to Mie Church. Elder West their Pastor. 

Piney Grove — Complains of great coldness and hopes for better times. 
Elder ^. B. Alderman has been their Paajior. 

Cedar Creek — Nothing special to communicate. Has enjoyed the 
labors of Elder E. D. Johnson, which they hope have not been bestowed* 
in vain. 

Beaver Creek — Has enjoyed a refreshing season. Congregations 
good. ]'^.er West Pastor. 

Kingsuarj — Complains of lukewarmness and barrenness. Small con- 
gregations. Elder Bcasley has labored for them. 
» Fayetteville Church— Is blessed with a flourishing Sunday School — 
an average of 130 Scholars and 25 Teachers. Weekly Prayer Meet- 
ings kept up. Good congregations. Elder Jas. McDaniel their Pastor 

Baptist Chapel— Nothing special. Elder R. Fisher their Pastor. 

Spring BT-anch- Nothing special. Elder Beasley Pastor. 

Salem— ^Good and attentive congregations. They have been under 
the pastoral care of Elder W. H. Howard, whom they released for a 
portion of the year, raising among themselves $53, and sending him to 
preach for the soldiers. 

Pleasant Union — For some time has been under the pastoral care of 
W. H. Howard. Nothing special to communicate. 

Providence— Nothing cheering. Elder J. Munroe Pastor 

Green Springs— They hope their Pastor's faithful labors (Elder J. 
H, Cobb) have not been in vain. 

Zion Tabernacle— This Church has been blessed with a revival. Sev- 
eral added. R. M. Sessoms their Pastor. 

Saddle Tree — Pastor, Elder Cobb. Nothing special to oommunioate. 

Bladen Union— Nothing special to communicate. Elder J. H. Cobb 
theiF Pastor. 

Cypress Ci'eek — Reports nothing special. They have had the labors 
of Elder Joab Smith only as a Supply. 

Brier Branch — This Church has enjoyed a revival season; — Chris- 
tians revived, sinners awakened and mourners converted. Elder Joab 
Sn5ith is their Pastor. 

R. McDANIEL, Ch'n. 



12 

Treastirer's Report. 

» . 
Moneys received since the Association of 1862: ' 

Sabbath collection, - $28 05 

For'Colportage, .109 75 

At Magnolia, for Colportage, 3 50 

Concord, " " - .3 00 

Cedar Creek, " " 10 00 

Spring Branch, ' 14 90 

Collection at Providence, 20 75 

Cape Fear Church, for Colportage, 8 60 

C. D. Nixon, on pledge, 5 00 
Collection at Fayetteville bn Sabbath, 37 00 

D. B. McGugan, on pledge, ^5 00 
Book Fund, 
Minutes of 1862, 
Sabbath Collection at Cedar Creek, 

' Spring Branch, a donation for Colportage, 
Gape Fear Church, on pledge, 
Kingabury, on pledge, 

" by donation, 

K. Faircloth, on pledge. 
Concord Church, on pledge. 
Sabbath collection at Cape Fear, 
* Bladen Union, on pledge of last year, 
Cape Fear, 
Piney (Jrove, 
Spring Branch, 
Pleasant Union, 
Fayetteville, 
ZioQ Tabernacle, 
Green Spring, for next year. 
Cypress Creek,' " " 

Magnolia, " " 

Brier Branch, " •' 

Salem, " " 

Fayetteville Church, a donation^ 
Providence, for npxt year^ 
Bladen Union, " « 

Minute Fund of 1863, 



By Cr. 
Paid for printing Minutes of 1862, 
Cash sent to Bro. N. B. Cobb, ' 
Error in Treasurer's favor, 
Cash in hand May 30, 1863, 
Cash to Bro. N. B. Cobb, through J. 'M. 
Beasley, 



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The foregoing account examined and ^ouad^^rr^g^gj^EY, Oh'ii. 

G. D. NIXON. 

REPORT of Treasurer of Book Depository. 

m 58 



Te cash in hand up to Nov.' 1862, 
To- cash received from the Depository Agent 
since last Report, 

Or. 
By amount paid Elder N. B. Cobb for Colpor- 
teur purposes, ^ ,^ . x- 
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69 58 

Cash now in Treasury, , .,, , '■ 

EespectfuUy aubm^ed^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^,^ 

Booh Concern. 

J. M. Beadey, Treas'r, in account with P. Taylor, Depos. Ag^^^ Gr. 
By Books on hand, 33 00 
Books out on sale, 



Dr. 

To profit on sales, 
Gash, 



$131 00 

$55 50 * • 
■ 75 50 

$131 00 



P. TAYLOR, Depository Ag't. 



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Executive Board. 

Cape Fear— T. W. Devane. 
Concord — K. Faircloth. 
Magnolia— W. H. i^elvin. 
Rock^sh— J. Musselwhite. 
Piney G-rove — Jameb Gfciy. * 

Cedar Creek— A. Melvin/ 
Spring Branch— N.E. West. 
. Baptist Chapel— H. J. LockatnaD. 
Green Springs— N. II. Jones. 
Providence— D. W. McGugan. 
Bladen Union— Wm. Hollingeworth. 
Kingsbury— C..D. Nixon. 
Cypress Creek— J. Jones. 
Fayetteville— J, M. Beasley. 
Saddle Tree— P. Carlisle. 
Pleasant Union— J. C. Howard. 
Piney Green— A. MoRae. 
Brier Branch— W. T. Jessup. 

JAS. MoDANIEL, Ch'n. 

LIST of Ordained Mvmslc-s and their Post Offices. 



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A. B. Alderman, 
Reuben Fisher, 
W. H. Howard, 

B. F. Jessnp, 
•T. H. Cobb, 
W. C. West, 
F. H. Ivey, 
James Mc Daniel. 



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Clin'on, Sampson County." :;;;;^^ 
Terebinth, Cumberland County! 
Lumber Bridge, Robeson County. 
Rockfish, Cumberland County. 
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i 

OONSTITtJTIOlSr 
Of the Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 

Whereas, God's people are eomiBanded to strivp tcgether for the taith 
of the Gospel: and whereas, in union there is greater strength and ca- . 
paeifcy for assisting in the promotion of Chrkrt's Kingdom on Earth: we, 
professed disciples of Christ, resolve to unite in an associated capacity 
on the following Constitution: 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the. 
''Cedar Creek Baptist Association of North Caroling'" 

Art. 2. This bodyshallbe composed of Delegates chosen bytheChvieh- 
es connected with it, each Church being entitled to three Delegates. 

Art. 3. In the selection of these (delegates, the churches shall pay strict, 
regard to the moral and intellectual qualifications of those ap»}ointed. 

Art. 4. The delegates thus selected should bear from their respa^tife-'' 



churches a letter certifying their appointment, and communicatinj^ 
formation relative to the state of the church and the interest rher-cof 

Art. 5. The Association shall select out of their members annually a 
presiding' officer, a Secretary, a Treasurer, who shall be elected by ballot, 
and who sha.ii continue in office until the time for the annual electfon. 

Art. 6 The object of the Association shall be the promotion of Christ's 
Kingdom among' men, and the way and means of accomplishing tKi? shall 
be selected anH prosecuted in strict conformity to "law and tesamony." 

Art. 7. The Association shall have a fund created and sustained by 
voluntary contributions from the churches, which shall be held by the 
Treasurer and subject to the disposition of the majority present at any 
annual session. ^ 

Art. 8 A faithful record shall be made of the proceedings of each 
annual session, which shall be printed and presented to each session. 

Art. 9. It sh?ll be the province of the Association to appoint- an exe» 
cutive committee, to whom may be submitted the consummation 'of any 
plan adopcedj ivMch committee shall be answerable for their official acts 
to the Association. — - '■.■"' 

Art. 10 3b e Association shall not maintain permanrDtfenbwfship to- 
ward any of her churches which neglect to institute and preseWe prcrp^r 
or Gospti ordfir iiui'ong their members, nor'iowards any,of her cLurches 
and Ministers ^bo treat her Constitution with contempt; but shall sus- 
tain with all her influenci^ such ay promote Gospel principles and:ovder. 

-^^!*^- 1^ The Assofiatid^n shall not reccgnize as. valid the 05'diration 
of any Miwster which may take place within the bounds of her churches, 
without her prior dire^-tion or virlRal sanction. 

Art. 12. It shall h( the provirjce of the Association to invite visiting 
and correwpondiEg brethren vu a Feat, who shall be entitled to speak «n 
any point under djHdX!!-:-ioD, but no* to vote. . '..'■• 

Art. 18. The c^ftnual session of this Association shall be on Thursday 
before the first SabbMh in October at such places as may be chr?:; n. 

Art. 14. By eppoiiament of the Association ther^ shall be an ■ -ro- 
ductory sermon preached, and also a charity sermon. 

Art. 15. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session, 
by a vo'f .if IT :-T;r<jg of those present. ' ■ " 



OF THE 

SEVENTH AND EIGHTH SESSIONS 

OF THE 

CEDAR CEEEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

HELD WITH THE CHURCHES AT 

o^i>E FE^K ^]srb s^lem; 

8bpt. 29th-Oct. 2d, 1864, and Sept. 28th, Oct. 1st 1806 










EALEIGH: 

BIBLICAL RECORPER BOOK AND JOB PRINTING OFFJCs' 

1866. . . 



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PROCEEDINGS. 



TnuKSDAY, September 29, 1884. 

' The introductory sermon was preached according to ap^ 

poiutment, by Elder J. li. Cobb, from the 13th chlipter of 

Marie, 37th verse: '' What 1 say unto you 1 say unto all" 

watch." ^ . , 

After an intercnission of 30 min.ites, the Astrociation wa& 
called to. order by Elder A. B. Alderman, and organized bj 
reading' a portion of Scripture, and singing, and prayer by 
brother E. McDaniel. 

Appointed D. W. McGongan, Assistant Clerk. 
^Appointed A. Meb.dn and K ii. Jones, a Committee of 
B'inance. 

Ap^pointed the Pastor and Deacons, aud brother Joseph 
Thames, to arrange the preaching exercises. 

Called for Church Letters, which were presented, read 
and the Delegates names enrolled. 

Re-elected former officers, to wit: Elder A. B. Alderman, 
Moderator ; R. McDaniel, Clerk ; A. Melvin, Treasurer. 

Extended an invitation to Churches to unite by member, 
ship. 

The Beaver Dam Church presented by Delegates and Let^ 
ter, and was received. 

Appointed Elder J. M. Beasley, S. Mims and Ii, Mc- 
Daniel, a committee to arrange the business .for the Associa- 
tion. 

-Appointed^ the male members of the Cape Fear Church a 
Committee of Yigilance. 

Extended an invitation to visiting and correspond in f^ 
brethren to seats. Elder E. D. Johnson from the Cape Fear 
Association, and J. J. Kewton, from the Union Association, 
presented themselves. ' ■ ' 

Appointed T. W. Uevane and J, T. Hourine a Committeo 
to Audit Treasnrer's Account. 

_ Agreed that one-half hour of each day during the sea- 
Kion; be devoted to special prayer to Almighty God for onr 
soldiers and country. 

Appointed R. McDaniel and D. VV. McGongan a Com- 
rnittee to prepare a digest on the state of the Churches at 
icdtcated by the Letters. 

On motion, adjourned to 10 o'clock, to-morrow mornhig. 

Prayer by Elder E. D. Johnson. 



Feiday Mokning, 10 O'clock. 

Reading of the Scriptures and singing by Moderator, and 
prayer by Eider Joab Smitli. 

Renewed the invitation to visiting and correspondin"- 
brethren. i a 

^ Conniiittee of Arrangement of Business reported and were 
discharged. 

Agent of Book Depository reported. Report ordered t(» 
be appended. 

Agreed that the Agent have $25 for his past services. 

Treasuier of Book Depository reported. Report received, 
ordered to be appended. 

Called for report of Corresponding Messengers to Sister 
Apsociations. 

Elder J. M. Beasley and' D. W. McGongan attended thc> 
Cape Fear Association, were cordially received and warmly 
solicited to continue the correspondence. 

To the Raleigh — Circumstances forbade the atteiidauce of 
the Messengers. > 

To the Sandy 6>^6^— Brother J. F. Marsh attended, and 
was cordialjy received. 

The Messengers to the Union v,'ere unable to attend. 

To the Pedee — A letter of correspondence was sent, which 
was received. 

Appointed the following Messengers of Correspondence : 

To the Rcddgh Association — Elder A. B. Alderman and 
W. WiUiford. 

To the Caj)e i^^cw— Elders ^Y. C. West and B. F. Jessup, 
and brother J. Musselwhite. 

To the Union— EXd^ei-Q B. F. Jessup, J. M. Beasley, and 
W. H. Howard. 

To the Fcdee—'FMQY& B. F. Jessup, J. H. Cobb, S. J. 
Cobb, and D. W. McGougan. 

To the Sandy Creek— Y,\dLQv R. Fisher, J. T. Hourine, and 
J. F. Marsh. 

Report of Executive Board called for; presented, read, 
and ordered to be appended. 

Appointed J. T. Hourine and P. Taylor, a Committee to 
nominate the Executive Boai-d for the ensuing year. 

Called for the reports of the writers on the different sub- 
jects. 

Domestic Missions — The report not being prepared, the 
Committee was gmnted the privilege to prepare and append 
it to the Minutes. ^ 



Firreign Missions-Re^on not being ready, the Committee 
waP instructed to prepare it, and have'it appended 

WeS^ ^'''''^'~^'^"'' '''''''^ ""^^ ^^'^^^-^^ to be 

dended?^^' ,^^'^<>^^*-Report received and ordered to be ap" 

Ministerial S^ipport~^o report 

• thSt±^5^^^^^^ ^^^T'^^"^ submitted, rerbaliy, 

that the stafe of the country is such, that the Committee can 

Kepo.t on. Periodicals was presented, road, and ordered 

«9nnLl r ^^^^^J^^e^' '^^^d a collecdon amountino- to 

$200 taken up to send R«ocedee to the soldiers 

ibe Committee to Audit Treasurer's Account reported • 
report received and ordered to be appended ^^P^^ ted , 

Ihe hour of twelve and half o'clock having arrived called 
oft for the space of time agreed upon for special pra'yer br 

mi?iu?lf '' ■ ''""''^' ' ^^''' ''^'''^' *^^^^ '^ recess for\lirt; 

Galled on again, a^^d resumed business 

Called on again. 

P.?i"J"""^-^ ^* appoint Executive Board called on to report 
Report received, and ordered to be appendecl ^ 

^nmSol^countT^'lJ-' C 'T"'" ^' ^^'^^ "^'^^ ^^^^^^^-^ ^^^-«^^^ 
-7,1 mpM^n county, ^. o., to commence ten-and-a-half oVlo.->l- 

"FLrwVi^%^^" '^^ 'f '^t'^^ ^^ October? 1865 ' '''^' 
^Ido, P T^- 1 ^ ''S'° P""^"^' ^^'^, Introdnctol-y Sermon - 
itct It ^"' ^'''''''^'"- ^^^^^' '^^ M Beasiey to pleach 
be^ Charitj bermon on babbath. Elder J. 11. Cobb! aUet 

On motion, adjourned to ten o'clock to-morrow morninjr 
1 rajer bj brother D. J. Maciemore. mo.nmg. 



' « Saturday jYobning, Oct. Ist. 

Reading of Scriptures and singing by Moderator nnr! 
rajer by Elder E. Fisher. *" oj luoaeiatoi, and 



Tlie names of the Delegates callsfl, and absentees marked. 
Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Besolvcd That we, tlie miuisters and members of the Executive Board, pledge 
Tjarselves 'to attend all the meetings of the Board when circumstances wiU 
justify. ^ 

Suspended business for special prayer ; after which took a 
recess for 30 minutes. 

Called on asrain, and resumed business. 
Appointed the following Committees to prepare reports for 
tlie !)ext session: _ 

On Foreign Missions— EldiQi:^ James McDaniel and A. h. 

Alderman. -rrr-n- tt it 

Domestic J/i5sio« 6?— Joseph Thames and William iloihnga- 

worth. 

Army Missions -'E\di&v B. F. Jessup and T. W. Bevanc. 

Ilinlsterial Edumtion cmd Support— D. W. McGougaii, 
and E. McDaniel. 

JSaUath Schools— F. Taylor and Elder J. M. Beaslcy. 

Periodicals— E . II. Jones and Elder W. C. West. 

Agreed that a list of the Ordained Ministers and their 
Post'^Offices be appended to the Minutes. 

Agreed that the Clerk have as many Minutes printed as 
the funds in liand will justify. 

As^reed to allow the Clerk $'25 for his services. 

Eeport of the Presbytery called for ; read and adopted. 

Th.e Committee to Audit^ Treasurers Account reported. — 
Eeport received and ordered to be appended. _ " I 

Committee of Tinance reported. Eeport received. 

Ao-reed that the Ti-easurer pay to Elder J. M. Beasley $300 
to b? sent to Elder N. B. Cobb, General Superintendent of 
Army Coiportage. 

-Resolml, That the thanks of this hody are extended to the inhabitants of thi* 
community for their Idudncss and hospitality. 

Agreed that all the fnnds of this body be transferred to 
the hands of the Treasurer. . j 

Eead and approved tlie minutes. 

On motion, adjoarned to time and placfc of holding nexW 
session. Concluding exercises conducted by the Moderator.! 



A. B. ALDEEMAN, Moderator. 
E. McDaniel, Clerk. 



SABBATH. 

• A large and intelligent congreo-ation of white people were 
first addressed by Elder J. M. Beaslej, from Hebrews, 3rd 
chapter, and 13tli verse, " But exhort one another dailj 
while it is called to-day: lest any of you be hardened through 
the deceitfulness of sin." 

After an intermission of 30 minutes, another discourse was 
ilelivered by Elder James MeDanielfrom Zechariah, 14th 
chapter, 20th and 21st verses: " Holiness unto the Lord, and 
the pots in the Lord's house shall be like the bowls before 
the altar: Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judea shall 
be holiness unto the LBrd of Hosts ; and all they that sacri- 
fice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein : and 
m that day thfere shall be no more the Canaanite in the 
house of the Lord of Hosts." 

At the conclusion of this discourse, a collection was taken 
up m behalf of the Southern Baptist Board of Missions 
amounting to $695. 

Two discourses were delivered to the colored people at th« 
«t.and, 

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TREASURER'S REPORT. 
1)h. a. Melvin Treasurer. ' 

To cash paid over by D. W. McGougan, Secretary of tlie 

1864. ' ^^^^^ 
Cr. By cash paid to Elder N. B. Cobb, Geaeral Superintendent 

of Army Colportasie, «qii nn 

By cash to R. McDaniel for Minutes, 8^ or> 

" " " Elder W. H. Howard. . 67% 

in hand, ig f, 



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$610 55 



Tear Committee have examined the above, and find it correct 

T. W. DEVANE, Chairman. 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF BOOK DEPOSITORY. 

To cash remaining in the Treasury since last report, $76 50 

received from Depository Agent, 12 TO 

^ould recommend the above fund to be transfered to Army Colportlge.^ 
Respectfullj suljmitted, j. M. BEASLY, TreSsnrer, 



EEPOHT OF DEPOSITORY AGENT. 
By Books on hand, $73 5^ 

I>K. 

To books on sale, $35 50 

" Cash, 13 70 

" Books on hand, 35 30 



$73 50 
Respectfully submitted, P. TAYLOR, Agent. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR i8Q4:. 

CauK0HE3, Committee Men. •' 

Cape Fear, T. W. Devane, 

Concord, R. Faircloth, 

Magnolia, W. H. Melvin, 

Rockfish, J. Musselwhite, 

Piney Grove, James G^iy, 

Cedar Creek, A. Mehiii, 

Spring Branch, Elder J. M. Beasley, 

, Baptist Chapel, ' A. Jackson, 

Green Springs, N. H. Jones, 

Pi'ovidence, D. W. McGougan, 

BladenXnion, Wm. Holline;sworth, 

Kingsbury, • C. D. Nixon," 

Cypress Creek, - J. Jones, 

Fayetteville, R. MeDaniel, 

Saddle Tree, E. Carlisle, 

Pleasant Union, Elder R. Fisher, 

Piney Green, A. McRae, 

Brier Branch, W. T. Jessiip, 

Salem, J. C. Howard, 

Beayer Creek, M. Strickland, 

Beaver Dam, P. P. Rollins, 

A DIGEST OF THE STATE OF THE CHURCHES AS INDICATED BY 

THE LETTERS. 

Cape Fear^—AU in peace and harmony — have enjoyed a precious revival th« 
past year. E der E. D. Johnson is their Pastor. 

Cowcori^— Complains of coldness. Begs to he remembered in prayer. Elder 
R. Fisher their Pastor. 

MagnoUa—Ras had some accessions— has a very flourishing Sabbath school.— 
Ifilder 0. M. Beasley is their Pastor. 

Rockjish—Q oldaass prevails, though not destitute of some interest. Elder J. 
M. Beasley is their Pastor. 

Piney Grove— Ave in peace and harmony, hut coldness prevails, and request 
the prayers of God's people. Flder A. B. Alderman their Pastor. 

Uedar Creek — Congregations large and attentive, Avith good feeling and some 
»<:cessions. Elder E. D. Johnson their Pastor. 

Beaver Creek— Ras been blessed with a revival. Elder Y7. C. West their Pastor. 

JTuij's&Mri/— Congregations small— nothing cheering. Elder J. M. Beasley 
Pastor. 

Eayetteville — Has been greatly revived and blest, over 100 accessions the past 
year— has an interesting Sabbath School. Elder James MeDaniel their Pastor, 

Jiaptist Chapel— 'Nothing special. Elder R. Fisher their Pastor. 

Spring Branch — Has had a gracious revival — a number of accessions. Elder J. 
M. Beasly their Pastor. 

<!?a;«m— Nothing special. Elder G. S. Best their Paslor. 

Pleasant Unioti — Coldness prevails. W. H. Howard their Pastor. 

Providence— Ve^cQ, and harmony exist, and have an interesting Sabbath School 
Elder J. Monroe their Pastor. 

Green Springs— Nothing special. Elder J. H. Cobb their Pastor. 

Bladen Union— l^othmg special. Elder J. H. Cobb their Pastor. 

Cypress CVee/^- Communicates nothing special. E der J. Smith their Pastor. 

Saddle Tree— Large and attentive congregations. Elder J. H. Cobb their Pastor. 

Braver Dam — Reports nothing interesting. Elder H. McAlpin their Pastor. 
Respectfully submitted. 



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PPiOCEEDIIGS 

OF THE 

EIGHTH A^TNUAL SESSION. 



Salem Chuech, Sampso^v^ Cototy, Sept. 28, 1865. 

. The Introductory sermon, in the absence of the appointee, 
^yas preached bj Elder J. Smith, from 3rd chapter of John 
I6ta verse. • ' 

After an intermission of half an hour, the Association was 
called to order by the Moderator, with reading a Psahn and 
ringing, and prayer by Elder J"as. JVlcDaniel. 

Appointed W. H. Howard, I^. Cooper, and Y. Howard a 
Committee to arrange the preacbino- exercises. 

Appointed D. W.^Gougan Assistant Clerk. * 

Appointed A. Melvin and J. L. Autry Committee of 
t'lnance. 

Called the list of Clmrches; a majority being represented. 
read the letters and enrolled the names of dch gates. 

The term of the ofiieership of the Association having now 
expired, the Ass<M-,iation proceeded to ballot for a new elec- 
tion,^ whic^i resulted in the election of the former ofiicers 

■!?i''';^' l^ft- ^- -'Alderman, Moderator; K. McDaniel,' 
Clerk ; and A. Melvin, Ti-easnrer. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding and Visiting 
brethren. Elder H. McAlpin preseiited himself from the 
Union Association, and was welcomed to a seat. 

On motion, the Constitution and Pailesof Order were read. 

Appointed the Deacons and mate members of the Church 
at this place, a Committee of yi,';^ilance. 

Appointed R. McDaniel and" D. W. McGou.o-an a -Com- 
mittee to Audit tljo Treasurer's Account. "^ 

On motion, adjonrned over to morrow 10 o'clock 

Prayer by Elder J. Smitli. 



Friday Moeotng, 10 o'clock. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. 

Session opened with reading Scriptures and Binging br 
the Moderator, and prayer by Elder H. McAlpin. ' 



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Called for Treasurers report, ^-vliicli was preseiited, and 
<.rdered to be appei^ded to the minutes. 

Called for the report of the Executiv-c Board. Keport re- 

(jeived. , . ,. .1 Tvr- 4. ' J" 

A"-reed to piibhsh the business portion of the Almiites of 

the s%8ion of 186i, ^vith the Minutes oJ tlio present ses=inn, 

embracing the Constitution and Eules of Order, dispensmg 

with all general reports of both sessions. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding Messengers. _ 
Elder Wm. S. Melvin from the Cape Fear Afsoeiation, 

presented himself, bearing a statement of the operations ot 

their last session. ' .... ,, , 

Corresponding Me?seDgers to Sister Associations called on 

° Brother D. W. McGougan 'reported having attended the 
Cape Fear, being cordially received and much delighted. 
, On motion, the l;',th article of the Constitution was amend- 
ed to read as follows : '• The annual session of this Associa- 
tion shall be on Thursday before Uie 3d Sabbath m October, 
at such place as may be chosen." . ■, , ^^i i ^ 

Ao-reed that the next session be held with the Church at 
Beaver Dam, Bladen County, commencing at haif past ten 
o'clock. A. M., Thursday before the third Sabbath m Octo- 
ber, 1866. T .1 T . 1 

Appointed Elder A. B. Alderman to preach the lutroduc-- 

tory sermon. Alternate, Elder U. Fisher. _ 

Appointed Elder James McDaniel to preach the Chanty 
sermon on Sabbath.' Elder J. M. Beasley. Alternate. 

Appointed Elder B. F. Jessnp and D. W. McGougan, Cor- 
responding Messengers to the Cape Fear- Association ; Elders 
J McDaiiiel and J. M. Beas'ey, to the Union. Elder J. Mc- 
Daniel, Ekbr J M. Beasly, and R McDaniel, to the Sandj 
Creek. S. J. Cobb, and G. E. Cobb, to the Fedee. 

Appointed J. L. Autry ^md A. Melvin a committee to 
to select and report writers and subjects of reports for next 

session. ^ ,<^ . -. 

Appointed Elder R. Fisher and Elder J. Smith a commit- 
tee to report the Executive Board for the ensuing year. 

Appoint.^d J. Ilollingsworth and B. F. Jessup a commit- 
tee to prepare a Di2:est of the State of the Churches. 

Agreed that the Clerk have $20 for hi.4 services. 

Ao-reed to lu-int as many jMinutes as the funds sent will 
justify, and that they be distributed to each Church accord- 
mg to the amcnmt sent. ' 

Comnultee to report subjects and writers for next session, 
reported as follows : . , . 



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^c^nesticMmions-EldcvJ. M. Beasley and James Guy. 
^oreiffn .Ms^ofts-Eldcr James McDaniel and R. McDaniel 
Mmiiiferial mucaHo>i,~lsaa(i Hollina:sworth and P Tavlor' 
Ministerial SapjMrt-Eldev A. B. Aiderman and S D Jackson 
mbath Schools-B. W. McGou-an and E der J II Cobb 
P«-iodiM?,y-T. W Devane and P. P. Ro lins ' " ^""''■ 
Temperance— J. T. Houriue and J. B. Hourine. 

'Took a recess for half an Lour. 

/• 

Called on again. 

On motion, adopted the following resolution : 

liesolver?, That the Executive Committee be earnestly remisfprl f.^ .„ • .^ 
Missionary who may be appointed by them, not onlyto Pi-iTch Jhirn^,^r\"^'= 
he may labor, but to labor to estab ish Sabbath Schools ^ml^nhoH^'''^^^*'''^ 
.n^s^m^ those Churches .here the Church ha^SS^-^^Si^^tSSS^ 

On motion, the query from the Pinej Green Church was 
now called up, to wit : ■ "^ ^uuicn was 

QuEKY--Will the Association regard one of her Churches 
as m order, to admit a Pree Will Church to worshln in tl"; 

Zfw^l'nr ?\ '''"' ^^""'"^'^ ^^^^^^ '^'^ ^^^"^bers of he 
IJ^ree Wdl Church have attempted to wrest the property from 
the p jssession of said Church ? ^ ^ ^ 

ANSWER-The Assuchition advise the Pinev Green Church 
under the ca-ciimstances, to recpiire the Free' Will Church to 
cease to worship in their meetiiiic house. 

The following resolution was read, and, on motion laid 
npon the table, to be called up tomon'ow mornin^rv^z ! 

WmlSSsSfS '^^^f -^-««^ ^«e^ -t regard Baptisms administered by Free 

Called foi- reports of the Treasurer, and Agent of the 
book Depositoiy. Reports adopted. (8ee Appendix ) 
Appomted Elders James M.D.niel, J. B. Kardwick, J. M 

W c' W t ^- /}^^^™^"' ^- ^i- Cobb, W^ PL Howard, and 
W . O VV es , a IresOjterj to examine and ordain applicants 
torordamat.on. Five of the number to constipate a qum'm' 
ceiled '-^ '' ^''' ^''' '^'''^ ''' '' ''^'''' ^^ovt r^ 

row mrning.' "^^J"^'^"^^^^ ''''''^ ^'^^^' P^^^^i^e o'clock, to-mor- 
Praver by Elder J. M. Beasley. 



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Saturday Morning, Sept. oOth. 

[ Met according to adjournment. 

Eeadin^ Scriptures and singing by Moderator, and prayer 
•by Elder ^Y. S. Melvin. 

Elder G. S. Best, of the Union Association, was welcomed 
to a seat. 

Resolution to be called up this morning, was now taken 
up, and after considerable discussion, was adopted. 

Committee to appoint an Executive Board for the ensuing 
year, reported. Report received and adopted. 

Agreed to give way immediately after the recess to a meet- 
ing of the Executive Board. 

Took a recess for 30 minutes. 

Called on and resumed business. 

Letters of Correspondence to Sister Aesociations called 
for ; read and approved. 

The Digest on the state of the Churches called for ; read 
and approved. 

On motion,- the thanks of the body are extended to the 
inhabitants of this community for their hospitality during 
tiie session. 

Agreed that unfinished business be referred to the next 
meeting of the Execative Board. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place appointed to hold 
next session. 

Prayer by Elder G. S. Best. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Moderator. 

R. McDaniel, Clerk, 



SABBATH. 

A very large congregation was addressed at half-past ten 
3'clock, by Elder J. McDaniel from 13th chapter of John, 
10th verse : " He that is washed needeth not save to wash 
his feet, but is clean every whit." 

After an intermispion of half an hour, the congregation 
was again addressed by Elder J. ^i. Beasly, from Isaiah 62d 
chapter, 1st verse: " For Zion's sake I will not hold my 
peace, and for Jerusalem's sake, I will not rest, until the 
righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the ealva- 
tion thereof as a lamp that burneth." * ♦ 



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At the conclusion of tliLs discourse a collection was taken 
np, after which the parting hand was affectionately and feel- 
ingly extended by the congregation to the ministers, thus 
elosiag a most harmonions and pleasant session. 



^^I^I^EIsTDIX. 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 

A. Melvin, Treasurer of the Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 
Db. To caash in hand, Januafj' 1865, |565 35 

Ca. By cash paid to Elder W. H. Howard, $100 Od 

" " in hand to ballance, 465 35 



1565 36 
your committee find the above to be the state of the Treasury at the time ot 
the passina; of the Northern army, at which time both money and papers wer« 
destroyed COMMITTEE. 



REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

The first meetinc; this year was with the Church at Cypress Creek. The flret 
business that claimed the attention of the Board, was to secure the services of a^ 
Missionary to labor with the Churclies most destitute — to search out the most 
destitute p'aces, and to extend our bounds wherever he mis^ht find uncultivated 
t-rritory. To accomp'ish this object, the Board secured the seiwices of Elder 
W. C. West, at a sa ary of $5 per day.' lie traveled 20 days up to the 5th Sab- 
bath in Janxuiry — baptized 16 persons and received 10 others to baptism, and 
collected §100 for the Board. 

Our next work was to secure the services of some one to labor as Missionary 
and Co porter among the soldiers around Wilmington, N. C. E'derR. Fisher/i 
received the appointment, and would have entered upon his abors in due time 
but for personal affliction. Soon after this, our purposes of doing good in that' 
department were disappointed. Our funds at our last meeting were ample to 
carry on the good work, as is manifest from the Treasurer's report. We have 
had no meeting since January last, the distress brought upon the country bj 
the passing of "the Northern army completely paralyzing all operations up to tbo 

present time. 

Respectfully submitted, J. M. BEASLEY, Chairftian. 

REPORT OP TREASURER AND AGENT OF BOOK DEPOSITORY. 

There being no change, reference can be had to the accompanying Minntc« of 
the session of 1864. 

DIGEST ON THE STATE OF THE CHURCHES. 

Cape Fear— Has experienced a generous revival— 25 added by baptism. E. D. 
Johnson, Pastor. ' 

Concord;— Has experienced a revival — has a llourishmg Sabbath School of 60 
scholars. R. Fisher, Pastor. . ^ . ^, 

Magnolia— Has experienced a revival— 28 added by baptism— lias a flounehSng 
Rabbath School of 40 scholars. J. M. Beasley, Pastor. 

Rockfish—NoUiing special, W. C. West, Pastor. 



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IXney Grove — Is enjoying peace and harmony with some accessions. A. B. 
Alderman, Pastor. 

Cedar Creek — Has had precious meetings and several accessions by haptiaia. 
E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

FttijettevUle — Has large and attentive congregations, but nothing of general 
Interest is communicated. Has a large Sabbath School, numbering some 130, 
J. McDaniel, Pastor. 

Baptist Chapel — Nothing-special. R. Fisher, Pastor. 

Spring Branch — Has experienced a gracious season — 18 added by baptism. J. 
M. Beaslej^ Pastor. 

Salem — Has large and attentive congregations — no special interest communis 
cated — all in peace. G. S. Best, Pastor. 
• Pleasant Union. — In peace and Io\ e. W. H. Howard, Pastor. 

Piney Green — Notlaiug special. Have enjoyed the labors of W. H. Howard. 

Providence — Nothing 'cheering to communicate. J. Monroe, Pastor. 

Green Spring Nothing of special interest communicated. J. H. Cobb, Pastor. 

Saddle free —Peace and harmony prevail. J. H. Cobb, Pastor. 

Bladen Union — Nothing special. J. H. Cobb, Pastor. 

Cypress Creek — Has liad precious meetings. Joab Smith, Pastor. 

.Brier jB)YMU'/i— Nothing special. F. Prevatt, Pastor. 

Beaver Bam — Has had precious seasons— 30 added by Baptism. H. McAlpin. 
Pafltor. 

REPORT ON EXECUTIVE ^COMMITTFE. 



Tour committee to nominate 
Churches. 
Cape Fear, 
Concord, 
Magnolia, 
Roclvtish, 
Piney Grove, 
Cedar Creek, 
Spring Branch, 
Baptist Chapel, 
Green Springs, 
Providence, 
Bladen Union, 
Kingsbury, 
Qypress Creeli, 
Fayette ville, 
Saddle Tree, 
Pleasant Union, 
Piney Green, ... 
Brier Branch, -.^ 
Balem, 

Beaver Creek, 
Beaver Dam, 



an Executive Board, submit the following : 
Committee Men. 
Joseph Thames, 
R. Faircloth, 
W. H. Melvin, 
J. Mussciwhite, 
James Guy, 
A. Melvin, 
J. M. Beasley, 

A. Jackson, v 

N. H. Jones, 

D. W. McGougan, 
Wm. HoUingsworth, 
C. D. Nixon, 

J. Jones, 

E. McDaniel, 
E. Carlisle, 
R. Fisher,' 
A. McRae, 

W. T. Jessup, I ■ 

J. C. Howard, 
M. Strickland, 
P. P. Rollins. 

R. FISHER, Chairman. 



LIST OF ORDAINED' MINISTERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



A. B. Alderman, 
Reuben Fisher, 
W. H. Howard, 

B. F. Jessup, 
J. H. Cobb, 
W. C. West, 
F. H. Ivey, 
James McDaniel, 
i. M. Beat ley, 

J. B. Hardwick, 
i Smith, 



Hawley's Store, Sampson County, N. C. 
Blockersville, Cumberland, County. 
Clinton, Sampson County. 
Tefebintli, Cumberland County. 
Fayettcvil'e, Cumberland County. 
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CEDAS CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH AT BEAVER DAM, 



BLADEN COUNTY, N. C, 



October the IStli, 19tli, 20tli and 21st, 






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TlIUKSDAY, OCTOBEK 18, 1860. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached, according to ap- 
pointment, Iby Elder A. B. Alderman, from Matthew, IStli 
char)ter, 47th and 48th verses: "Again, the kingdom of hea- 
ven is like nnto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gath- 
ered of every kind: whicli, when it was full, they drew to 
shore, and sat down, aiid gathered the good into vessel ri.. 
but cast the bad away." 

Alter an intermission of thirty minutes, the Associatio^i 
was called to order by Elder A. B. Alderman, tlie Modera- 
tor, and organized by reading a portio]i of Scripture, and 
singing and prayer by Elder J. M. Beasley. 

The List of Churches was then called, and a majority of 
the Delegates being present, the Association proceeded to 
business. 

Appointed Elder Joab Smith, P. P. Rollins and I). Bul- 
lard a Committee to arrange the Preaching Exercises. 

Appointed A. Melvin and J. T. Tolar a Committee of Fi- 
nance. 

Called for Church Letters, which were presented, jead, 
and the Delegates' names enrolled. 

The term of the officership of the Association having ex- 
pired, the Association proceeded to ballot for officers, which 
resulted in the election of Elder A. B. Alderman, Modera- 
tor; D. AV. McGrugan, Clerk,— (R. McDaniel, the formei- 
Clerk, declining a re-election, as he anticipates moving from 
this section of the country soon;) — A. Melvin, Treasurer. 

Resolved, That tlie thanks of this body are due, and are hereby tendered, to 
Brother R. McDaniel, for the faithful discharge of his duties as Clerk of thi,=* 
body for the past five years. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding and Aasiting 
Brethren. Elder E. D. Johnson and Wm. S. Melvin pre- 



sented themselves from tlie Cape Fear Association; Elder H. 
McAlpin and Elder J. L, Stewart, and L. Carroll, from the 
Eastern, and were welcomed to seats. 

Appointed the male members of the Church a Committee 
of Vigilance. 

Appointed Elder J. H. Cobb and R. McBaniel a Commit- 
tee to audit the Treasurer's account. 

On motion, adj ourned until to-morrow morning, 10 o' clock. 



Feiday MoEi^iisrG, 10 o'clock. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. 

Session opened with reading the Scriptures and singing, 
Dy the Moderator, and prayer by Elder J. H. Cobb. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding Messengers. El- 
der James Gashwell, from the Cape Fear, presented himself 
and was welcomed to a seat. 

Extended an invitation to Churches wishing to form a 
connection witli us, when the Delegates from, the Corinth 
Church, Sampson County, formerly of the Eastern Associa- 
tion, came forward in due form, presented themselves and 
vv'ere received, and the right hand of fellowship was extend- 
ed to them. 

Report of the Executive Board called for, read and or- 
dered to be appended. 

Corresponding Messengers called on to report. J). W. 
McG-ugan reported having attended the Cape Fear, and 
was cordially received. 

Appointed Corresponding Messengers to sister Associa- 
tions. To the Cape Fear: Wm. HoUingsworth, Elder J. H. 
Cobb and M. Humphrey. To the Eastern: Elders J. M. 
Beasley, A . B. Alderman and S. D. Jackson. To the San- 
dy Creek: R. McDaniel, J. P. Marsh, Jas. H. Taylor, and 
Elder Jas. McDaniel. To the Pedee: Elder J. H. Cobb, S. 
J. Cobb and D. W. McG-ugan To the Raleigh: R. Mc- 
Daniel, S. Crosland and Jas. H. Taylor. 

Appointed 'N. PI. Jones and L. Bryant Vt Committee to 
appoint the Executive Committee. 



On motion, tlie Queries from Magnolia and Cape Fear 
were taken np and answered. 

Query 1, What steps sliail be taken in the case where a 
Baptist Minister has abnsed a sister Church as a whole, and 
several of the members in particular? Answee. We would 
recommend the Church to appoint a Committee to wait upon 
the Church to v/hich the Minister belongs, and state the 
grievances in a christian spirit, and ask them to have the 
matter investigated according to Baptist usage and in gos- 
pel order, as found implied in 1st Timothy, 5tli oh., 19th v. 

Query 2. Wha^t are the views of the Association as to the 
relation^ the colored members bear to the wMiei Answer. 
While remaining in connection with the whits membership, 
we regard their Church relationship identically the same as 
it was before their emancijpation. 

Committee to apxooint an Executive Board for the ensuing 
year rejported. Ee^Dort received and adopted. 

Called for the Reports on various subjects, viz: 

Domestic Missioists.— Seport received and ordered to be 
appended, 

FoEEiai^ Missions. — Eeport not being ready, the Com- 
mittee vfei'Q instructed to prepare it and have it appended. 

Sabbath Schools.— Eepoit received and ordered to be 
appended. 

Ministerial Support. — Bead and laid on the table un- 
til Saturday evening. 

Ministerial Education. — Laid over until Saturday 



evening. 



Periodicals. — Report read and ordered to be appended. 

On motion, agreed that the Afternoon Session be devoted 
to meeting of the Domestic Mission Board. 
V Association then adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow 
morning. Prayer by Brother Wm. Hollingsworth. 



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Satueday Morning, Oct. 20. 

Met pursuant to adjournment. 

Session opened by reading Scriptures and singing hj tiie 
Moderator, and prayer by Elder E. D. Jolmson. 

The List of Delegates called and absentees noted. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Appointed R. McDaniel and D. W. McGugan a Commit- 
' tee to prepare a Digest on the State of Religion as indicated 
by the Church Letters. 

Agreed that the next Session of this body be held with 
the Churcli at Piney Grove, Cumberland County, commen- 
cing at half-past 10 o'clock A. M., Thursday before the third 
Sabbath in October 1S67. Elder J. H. Cobb to preach the 
Introductory Sermon; Elder B. F. Jessup Alternate. Elder 
H. McAlpin to preach the Charity Sermon on Sabbath; El- 
der A. B. Alderman Alternate. 

Agreed that the Clerk have $20 for his services. 

Agreed to have 500 copies of the Minutes printed, or as 
many as the funds sent will justify; and that they be dis- 
tributed to each Church according to the amount sent. 

Agreed to have the Constitution and Rules of Order 
printed with the Minutes. 

Treasurer called on to report. Report received and ap- 
pended. 

Referred the Book concern to the next meeting of the Ex- 
ecutive Board. 

Committee to report subjects an5 writers for the next Ses- 
sion reported as follows: 

Domestic Missions — R. McDaniel, P. Taylor. 

Foreign Missions — Elders A. B. Alderman, J. Smith. 

Ministerial Editoation — Elder J. M. Beaslej^ J. L. Au- 
trie. 

Ministerial Support — Elder Jas. McDaniel, D. W. Mc- 
Gugan. 

Sabbath Schools — Jos. Tirames, Elder B. F. Jessup. 

Periodicals — Elder J. H. Cobb, A. Melvin. 

Tempi]rance— P. P. Rollins, J. T. Tolar. 



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Appointed Elder Jas. McDaniel to preacli a sermon at our 
next Session, on Deaconsiiip, at 12 oVJock on Satnrday, 
and that tlie Clinrclies apjwint as Delegates the Deacons of 
their Chnrches, that they attend the next Session. 

Appointed Elders Jas. McDaniel, A. B. Alderman, J. H. 
Cobb and J, M. Beaslej a Presbytery to examine and or- 
dain applicants for ordination. 

Appointed Elders A. B. Alderman, J. M. Beasley, B. F. 
Jessnp, J. Smith, and Brothers D. W. McGngan, R. Mc- 
Daniel, J. T. Tolar and P. Tajdor Delegates to the Baptist 
State Convention. 

Agreed that the collection on Sabbath be devoted to For- 
eign Missions. 

Association called oil for half an hour. 

Called on again and resumed business. 

Appointed R. McDaniel and D. W. McGugan a Commit- 
tee to draw up a short sketch of the life of Capt. S. II. Ave- 
ritt, and have it apjDended to the Minutes. 

The Reports on Ministerial Support and ]\4inisterial Edu- 
cation were then called for and read, and ordered to be ap- 
pended. 

On motion, the thanks of the Association are extended to 
the inhabitants of this community for their hospitality du- 
ring the Session. 

Agreed that all unfinished business be referred to the 
next meeting of the Executive Board. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place appointed to hold 
next Session. 

Closing services by Elder J. M. Beasley. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Moderator. 
D. W. McGUGAN, Clerk. 



SABBATH. 

A very large and attentive congregation was addressed 
at 11 o'clock by Elder Jas. McDaniel, from Isaiali, 2d cli., 
2d and 3d verses: "And it shall come to pass in tlie last 
days, tliat tlie mountain of tlie Lord' s house shall be estab- 
lished in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted 
above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And 
many people shall go and say, Gome ye, and let ns go up 
to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Ja- 
cob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in 
his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the 
word of the Lord from Jerusalem." 

At the conclusion of this discourse a collection was taken 
up in behalf of Foreign Missions, amounting to $52 60. 

After an intermission of one hour, the congregation was 
again addressed by Elder H. McAlpin, from Luke, 3d chap- 
ter, 5th verse: ^ "Every valley shall be filled, and every 
mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked 
shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made 
smooth." 

The closing exercises were conducted by Elder A. B. Al- 
derman^thus closing a most harmonious and pleasant 
Session. , - 



APPEI^DIX. 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 

A. Mel YIN, Treasuker op the Cedak Creek BxVptist Association^ 

1866. DR. To casli received from D. W. McGugan, $84 40 



To 



52 25 



$193 75 


$16 50 


13 90 


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15 00 


, 67 10 


4 50 


$120 00 


73 75 


$193 75 



To Minute Fuud, 1865, 57 10 



CR. By cash paid to Elder Howard, 
By " " " " 

By " " Elder J. M. Beasley, 

By « ". Elder A. B, Alderman, 

Sy " " R. McDaniel, for printing Minutes, 

By " " Elder J. M. Beasley, 

By cash in hand to balance, 



Your Committee have examined the above Report and find it correct. 

' COMMITTEE. 
REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

More for the want of men, than means, have our efforts been retarded the 
past year. We have, however, endeavored to supply to some extent the Church- 
es most destitute. The Church at Beaver Creek has had the services of Elder 
W. H. Howard one quarter, in connection with Roekfish. The former had the 
services of the writer one quarter. We have reason to believe that good was 
done. Elder W. C. West was appointed to preach for the Church at Kingsbury 
once a mouth, the two last quarters, but circumstances beyond his control (par- 
ticularly the last quarter) materially disappointed his purposes. But little good, 
we fear, has been accomplished. The Church at Piney Green has had the servi- 
ces of Elder A. B. Alderman several times, and one visit by the writer with 
him. We were enabled to improve the entangled state of the Church very ma- 
terially. The interest at Murchison's Factory we have been wholly unable to 
reach— more from want of men, than means, as stated above. Brethren, shall 
this continue? "Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he would send 
forth laborers into his harvest." Let us pray to the Lord, and then look for the 
laborer. Respectfully submitted. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 

DIGEST ON THE STATE OP THE CHURCHES. 

Cape Fe.\r— Have nothing cheering to communicate. Elder E. D. Johnson 
Is their Pastor. 

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CoxcoRD — Are in peace, and brotlierly love prevails. Elder R. Fislier is 
tlieir Pastor. 

Magnolia.— Nothing special. Eider J. M. Beasley Pastor, 

PiNEY GE0VE4-Has been blessed with a revival. Elder J. M. Beasley Pastor. 

Cedar Creek — Complains of coldness. Elder B. F. Jessup tlieir Supply. 

Fatetteville— Has nothing cheering to communicate. They have a flour- 
ishing Sabbath-School. Elder Jas. McDaniel Pastor. 

Baptist Chapel — Has had a glorious revival: a number of accessions. Elder 
R. Fisher Pastor. 

Speikg BkaisCH — Has been much revived. Elder J. M. Beasley Pastor. 

Salem— Reports nothing special. They have an interesting Sabbath-School. 
Elder A. B. Alderman Pastor. 

Pleasant Union — Complains of coldness, but hopes for a brighter day. They 
have no Pastor. 

J|fNEY Green — Complains of coldness. No regular Pastor. 

Providence.— Nothing cheering; they have an interesting Sabbath-School. 
Elder J. Monroe Pastor. 

Green Spring — Has nothing special to communicate. Elder J. H. Cobb 
Pastor. 

Saddletree— Has been revived. They have an interesting Sabbath-School. 
J. H. Cobb Pastor. 

Bladen Union — Are in peace and*union. Elder J. H. Cobb Pastor. 

Cypress Creek— Has nothing clipering; they have a flourishing Sabbath- 
School. Elder J. Smith Pastor. 



Brier Branch— Has nothing special. Elder B. F. Jessup Pastor. 
Beaver Dam— Has been much revived. Elder H. McAlpin Pastor. 
Corinth. — They have been revived. W. S. Melvin Supply. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. 
Tour Committee to nominate an Executive Committee for the ensuing year 



submit the following: 



Churches. 

Cape Fear 

Concord 

Magnolia 

Rockfish 

Piney Grove. . . 
Cedar Creek . . . 
Spring Branch . 
Baptist Chapel. 
Green Spring. . 
Providence . . . . 
Bladen Union . . 



COMMITTEE-JdEN. 

C. D. Berks. 
R. Faircloth. 
L. Bryant. 

J. Musselwhite. 
James Guy. 

A. Melvin. 

Elder J. M. Beasley. 

B. Jackson. 
Wm. S. Fisher. 

D. W. McGugan. 
Wm. HoUings worth. 



Churches. 

Kingsbury 

Cypress Creek. . 
Fayetteville. . . . 

Saddletree 

Pleasant Union. 
Piney Green . . . 

Salem 

Brier Branch.. . 
Beaver Creek . . 
Beaver Dam . . . 
Corinth ....... 



Committee-men . 

D. A. Buie. 

M. McK. Smith. 
P. Taylor. 
L. Humphrey. 
R. Fisher. 
Wm. H. McLamb. 
J. C. Howard. 
J. H. Tatum. 

E. Dees. 

P. P. Rollins. 
I. Simmons. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 



N. li. JONES, Chairman. 



REPORT ON SABBATH-SCHOOLS. 

Tour Committee, to wliom was referred the subject of Sabbath-Schools, re- 
spectfully submit the following: 

The subject now claiming our attention is one of decided importance to our 



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Churclies. We are willing to acknowledge that the institution of a Sabbath- 
School is a good institution. Experience has shown, that wherever the Church 
and congregation have taken hold of the subject, and have become Bible-stu- 
dents, the result has been, not only a flourishing School but a flourishing Church. 

The Sabbath-School is the stepping-stone of the Church; it is there that the 
ground is broken up and the soil prepared for the seed sown in the preaching of 
the Word. We hold that none are too old to learn in a Sabbath-School; none 
are too wise to receive instruction, or make excuse for non-attendance. On tlie 
other hand, those who have long had the advantages of a Sabbath-School are its 
strongest friends and its warmest advocates. The Sabbath-School should be a 
place of popular resort for old and young. It will improve personal character; 
preserve peace in a community, and Reserves the approbation of every good 
citizen. 

The Sabbath-School is the nursery of laborers in the Christian Ministry. "The 
harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few." 

Brethren, we hope that the Ministers and Churches will take hold of the sub- 
ject in earnest, and that there will be a well-regulated Sabbath-School in every 
Church and community, and eternity alone will reveal the good that may be 
accomplished. Respectfully submitted. 

D. W. McGUGAN',- 
J. H. COBB, ' 

Committee. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee on Periodicals would earnestly recommend to the Churches 
composing this Association, that they use their utmost endeavors to circulate a 
religious paper within their bounds, as we consider it almost indispensable to 
the acquirement of that denominational knowledge that is necessary to be pos- 
sessed by all her members, as well as the religious instruction that they impart. 

Therefore Resolved, That we recommend that one member of each family in 
the bounds of this Association be earnestly appealed to to subscribe for, and take 
and read, the "Biblical Recorder", published by our worthy Brother J. D. HufF- 
ham, in Raleigh, at $4 per annum. P. P. ROLLINS, Chairman. 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

AVIIO SHOULD 7lOt BE SUPrOKTED. 

1st. Those Ministers, who labor only as convenience offers, '^^iiould cltiini only 
what the people can conveniently and willingly give them. 

2d. Those, who preach for self-aggrandizement or to relieve themselves of 
other duties, should receive a full portion of the scom and contemrit of all the 
Churches and people. "For a bishop must be bl?,me]ess, as the steward of God; 
not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy 
lucre." Titus, i: 7. - " 

3d. Those who preach for the sake of filthy lucre. "Not given to wine, no 
striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous." 1st 
Timothy, iii: 3. Titus i: 7. 

4th. Those who teach, by precept or example, things they ought not, and 



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things not in God's Word. "Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole 
houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. Titus, i: 11. 

5th. Those wh*^ have not a "good report of them who are without." 1st Tim- 
othy, iii: 7. 

6th. Those who are not capable of teaching the Churches or people, and can- 
not be made so by support. "Apt to teach." 1st Timothy, iii: 3; 3d Tim., ii: 24. 
"And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same 
commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also." 2d Tim., 
ii: 2. "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not 
to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 15th verse. "But foolish 
and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes." 23d v. 

7th. Those who will bid God-speed to those who preach false doctrines. "Look 
toyourselves,,thatwelose not those things which we have wrought, but that 
we receive a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the 
doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he 
hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not 
this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God-speed: For 
he that biddeth him God-speed is partaker of his evil deeds." 2d^Ep. John, 8—11. 
"Then Jesus said unto them. Take heed and beware of theleaven of the Phari- 
sees and of the Sadducees." Matt., xvi: 6. "Then understood they how that he 
bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees 
and of the Sadducees." Verse 13. Beware of the Doctrine. 
WHO SHOULD BE SUPPORTED. 

1st. Those who give themselves wholly to the work. "Till I come, give at- 
tendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in 
thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the 
presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy 
profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; 
continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that 
hear thee." 1st Timothy, iv: 13—16. "Study to shew thyself approved unto 
God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of 
truth." 3d Timothy, ii: 15. 

3d. Those who deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Christ. 
"Then said Jesus unto his disciples. If any man will come after me, let him deny 
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." Matt., xvi: 34. "And Jesus 
answered and said. Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, 
or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my 
sake, and the gospel's, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, 
houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with 
persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life." Mark, x: 29, 30. 

3d. All those whom God calls to preach the Gospel. *'And he said unto 
them. Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark, 
xvi: 15. "For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of : for necessi- 
ty is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel." 1st Cor., ix: 16. 

4th. All those who preach the " Word," and nothing but the Word. "Hold 
fast the form of sound words, which thou liast heard of me, in faith and love 



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which is in Christ Jesus." 2d Timothy, i: 13. "Preach the word; be instant in 
season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doc- 
trine." Ch. iv: V. 3. "Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, 
that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gain- 
sayers. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and. deceivers, specially 
they of the circumcision: whose months must be stopped, who subvert whole 
houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. One of 
themselves, even a prophet of their own, said. The Cretlans are aiways liars, evil 
beasts, slow bellies." Titus, i: 9 — 12. 

5. Those who are able to teach, and those who can be made able by support- 
ing them. "And the things that thou hast heaid of me among many witnesses, 
the same commit thoii to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also." 
2d Timothy, ii: 2. "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that 
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." Verse 15. 

6th. Those who "earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to 
the saints." Jude, 3. 

7. Those who faithfully expose false doctrine. "Cry aloud, spare not, lift up 
thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house 
of Jacob their sins." Isaiah, Iviii: 1. "For, see, saith he, that thou make all 
things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount." Heb., viii: 5. 
WHY SHOULD THEY BE SUPPORTED. 

1st. Because God commands it. "Even so hath the Lord ordained that they 
which preach the gospel should live of the gospel." 1st Cor., ix: 14. 

2d. Because "the gospel is the power of God unto salvation to every one that 
believeth." Rom. i: 16. 

3d. To not support them is to "rob God." "Will a man rob God? Yet ye 
have robbed me. But ye say. Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and 
offerings." Malachi, iii: 8. 

4th. It is a part of the worship of God. "Honor the Lord with thy substance, 
and with the first-fruits of all thine increase." Prov., iii: 9. 

5th. They cannot give themselves to the work without support. "Who goeth a 
warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not 
of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the 
fiock? Say I these things as a man? or saith not the lav/ the same also? For it 
is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that 
treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether 
for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth 
should plow in hope; and that lie that thresheth in hope should be partaker of 
his hope. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we 
shall reap your carnal things?" 1st Cor., ix: 7—11. 

6th. Because it enriches the giver. "But this I say. Pie which soweth spar- 
ingly shall reap al^o sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also 
bountifully." 2d Cor., ix: 6. "There is that scatteretii, and yet increaseth; and 
there is that withholdeth more than iamee t. but it tendeth to poverty." Prov- 
erbs, xi: 24. 

BOW ABE ^j^^^^^^^^^l^ltTED. 

1st. By putting into practic^^^^^^^^^^^Bkmn the first day of the 




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week let every one of you lay by liim in store, as God hatli prospered him," &c. 
Ist Cor., xvi: 2. Here is a constant supply for the Minister every week. He is 
never disappointed. He can then give himself wholly to the work. Subscription 
is without Scriptural warrant, and is seldom paid in time and often never paid. 
The Minister does not have to credit the Church, which often turns him off 
without his due returns; nor the Church credit the Minister, who often fails to 
fill his obligations to her: so there is safety on both sides. Every one is to lay 
by — it brings all into the work according to their ability. 

2d. By a competency, so that he can give himself wholly to reading, to study, 
and to Pastoral visits. 

3d. By fervent prayer for his success, and by constant and devoted christian 
love to him, to keep his heart constantly warm in the glorious cause. 

A. B. ALDERMAN. 

Whereas, we believe the above Report embraces the Gospel plan of procu- 
ring support to the Ministry of the Word and to all benevolent objects: And 
whereas, the war has so lessened the resources of our Churches as to make it 
necessary, not only to require it of Church members, but to appeal to the gene- 
rosity of all hearers of the Word, for voluntary weekly offerings: And whereas, 
system is indispensable to the success of every enterprise or undertaking: And 
whereas, false modesty has caused our Ministers to swerve from the duty of en- 
forcing upon the minds of their hearers the sacred injunction, "upon the first 
day of the Avoek to lay by in store'' these free-will weekly offerings: 

Therefore, Resolved, That we now require the Missionaries of the Board of 
Domestic Missions of this Association to adopt this plan, and to ask these weekly 
offerings wherever they may labor. 

DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

There are several places in our bounds where the cause is really suffering for 
the want of an active and energetic Missionary. If there ever was a time when 
Domestic Missionary labor was more needed than another, that time, in the 
opinion of your Committee, is now. Oh! there is so much that should be done 
■vvithout delay, and yet there is so little being done. Another Associational year 
has closed upon us, and the precious time, we fear, has been but partially im- 
proved. Let each member seriously ask himself, what have I done the past year 
to advance the cause of Christ? Have I contributed to the support of the Mis- 
sionaries that have been emjiloyed? Have I earnestly prayed that they might 
be able successfully to point perishing sinners to the Lamb of God"? Have I im- 
portunately besought God that they might be instrumental in building up weak 
and feeble Churches, and that through their labors our borders might be en- 
larged and the barren places properly cultivated and made fruitful? Have I 
really built up more than I have torn down? In what particular instance has 
the cause of Christ been advanced through my instrumentality the jaast year? 
Am I willing for the year's work in t he y'ae vard of the Lord to face me at the 
bar of God, just as it has been do^^g[^^^^^se of Missions employed the ener. 
gy of the Saviour and of l^^^l^^^^^^^^^^s urgent and pressing claims 




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upon his followers. May God lielp us to see the justice and propriety of these 
claims, and enable us to give heed to them more faithfully in the future. 

J. M. BEASLEY, 
JAS. GUY, 

Committee. 

EEPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Committee to whom was referred the subject of Foreign Missions pre- 
sent the following as their report: 

At the commencement of the late war there were thirty-five Missionaries in 
the field, under the patronage of the Southern Baptist Convention; and there 
were six already appointed, and ready to go forth to their labors. The occur- 
rence of the war prevented these six from sailing at the time intended. Sad 
were the effects of the war upon all the Missions. All of the African Coast Mis- 
sions have been suspended, and two of the Missionaries from Central Africa are 
now in this country. 

The Board have now under their patronage nine Missions, and are only wait- 
ing for funds to resume all their stations. It is very important that the work 
commenced at every station should be carried on. 

There are twenty-five Churches, including the African Missions, and the ag- 
gregate membership is over twelve hundred — probably not much short of fifteen 
hundred. The increase the past year is about twenty. The annual report frotn 
several stations has not yet been received, and it is hoped that the report will 
considerably swell the number. All the Missionaries are now making a vigorous 
effort to strengthen and revive the things that remain, and they seem to be 
hopeful in view of the prospect of success. 

• Before the war about forty thousand dollars were required to carry on the 
various Missions. This year, including a debt of eight thousand dollars, it will 
require twenty thousand dollars, or perhaps a little more, and that in gold or its 
equivalent in value. At least ten thousand dollars must be raised by April 
1867, or the Missions will suffer. From present indications there is good reason 
to hope that the amount will be raised. Several Churches have contributed 
nobly, and there is generally an encouraging response to the appeals made. 

There are Ministers ready and desirous to go forth to the foreign field if the 
Board had the means to sustain them. A new Mission is about to be established 
at Hayti, under very favorable prospects, and the funds to sustain it have nearly 
been secured without encumbering the Board. The circumstances suggesting 
that Mission are considered most auspicious. 

The Board are anxious to enlarge their Mission operations as soon as practi- 
cable. The heathen world seems to be ready to receive the Gospel. Then let 
all resolve to aid in sending them the glad tidings of salvation. 
Respectfully submitted. 

^ ' J. McDANIEL, Ch'n. 

OBITUARY. 

The Committee upon Obituaries have the painful duty to report the death 
of our beloved Brother, Capt. S. H. Averitt, which occurred on the 27th day of 



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March 1866, in tlie 35tli year of liis age. He was born on Harrison Creek, Cum- 
berland County, N. C, on the 14tli January 1832. He was baptized into the 
fellowship of the Church at Cedar Creek in the year 1847. He was married, 
February 15th, 1837, to Miss Ann E. Stringfield, of New Hanover County. In 
all the walks of life Capt. Averitt exempliiied the true man — a dutiful son, an 
affectionate brother, a truly confiding and devoted husband, an indulgent father, 
an obliging neighbor, and a friend of warm and disinterested attachment. As a 
christian, his deportment was exemplary, characterized by meekness, humility 
and piety. 

He was a man of peculiar trials. Few men of his age had been called upon 
to suffer such severe troubles, and yet he bore them all with a patient resigna- 
tion that was truly remarkable. For a man of his opportunities he was seldom 
equaled, and perhaps never surpassed, for close observation and deep research. 

He has returned to his mother dust, leaving an aged father, five brothers, two 
sisters, a wife and daughter, and many friends, who are deeply grieved but not 
disconsolate — for those who mourn the death of a christian cannot be discour- 
aged, for the consolations of the Gospel are theirs. After suffering the toils, 
hardships and dangers of more than four years' war, he returned to the home of 
his early years, and was accidentally killed by the falling of a tree, within half a 
mile of the place of his birth. We must bow submissively to the will of God, 
though deep the aflaiction. "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;" may- 
He grant us grace to bless His holy name. In the death of our brother the 
community has lost a good citizen and neighbor, and the Church a shining light. 
May the God of all comfort sanctify this affliction to our good and to His glory. 

COMMITTEE. 



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OOIsrSTITUTIOIsr 

OF THE 
CEOAK CJ^EEK BAFXIST ASSOCIAXIOIST. 



Whekeas, God's people are commanded to strive together for the faith of 
the Gospel; and whereas, in union there is greater strength and capacity for as- 
sisting m the promotion of Christ's Kingdom on Earth: we, professed disciples of 
Christ, resolve to unite in an associated capacity on the following Constitution- 
cJrT'' ^!"' ^«««^iation shall be denominated and known as the CEDA^i 
OBEEK Baptist Association of North Carolina. 

on.^^l'f ™'.^"'^^ '^^^^ ^' «°^P°«^<i °f Delegates chosen by the Churches 
connected with it, each Church being entitled to three Delegates 

Art 3. In the selection of these delegates, the churches shall pay strict re- 
gard to the moral and intellectual qualifications of those appointed 

a letter/" r!"- ^"'T"" *^"' ""'""''^ ''^°^''' ^^'^^ '^^^ '^''' '''^^^''^- «l^"^ches 
le Tt IT"'. T appointment, and communicating information relative to 
the state of the church and the interest thereof. 

in/offi ■ ^' '^^^ ^''''^''''' «^^^^1 ««^^«t o^^t of their members annually a presid- 
ng officer a Secretary, a Treasurer, who shall be elected by ballot, and who 
shall continue in office until the time for the annual election. 

Art. 6. The object of the Association shall be the promotion of Christ's 

seWt r r"^"^'"' "''^'''' "'^'"'^ "^^^"^«f accomplishing this shall be 
selected and prosecuted in strict conformity to "law and testimon^ " 

ART. 7. The Association shall have a fund created and sustained by voluntary 

rt t tl T V ^'"^'^^' ^^''^ ''''^'' '^ ^^^^ '^ *^« ^— -clTub' 
ject to the disposition of the majority present at any annual session. 

ART. 8 A faithful record shall be made of the proceedings of each annual 
session, which shall be printed and presented to each session 

comtSte'e' t'T '' *^7™vince of the Association to appoint an executive 
committee, to whom may be submitted the consummation of any plan adopted- 

i:tt r '' '''''''''''' '-' ''-'' ^^''^' -*^ *« the Aisodat-r ' 

anvT; ^^\^'''''^''''' «1^^" not maintain permanent fellowship toward 
any of her churches which neglect to institute and preserve proper or Gospel 

^ Z:2^r^7 ^"^ '''''-'' '^' '''''' ^^-^^- andMinistefsTh 
reat hei Constitution with contempt; but shall sustain with all her influence 
such as promote Gospel principles and order. influence 

Akt. 11. The Association shall not recognize as valid the ordination of any 
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minister wliicli may take place within tlie bounds of her churches, without her 
prior direction or virtual sanction. ^ 

Art. 12. It shall be the province of the Association to invite visiting and cor- 
responding brethren to a seat, who shall be entitled to speak on any point under 
discussion, but not to vote. 

Art. 13. The annual session of this Association shall be on Thursday before 
the third Lord's day in October, at such places as may be chosen. 

Art. 14. By appointment of the Association there shall be an introductory 
sermon preached, and also a charity sermon. 

Art. 15. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session, by a vote 
of two-thirds of those present , 



RULES OF OEDEB 

OF THE 
CEDAK C]R.EEI£ BAPTIST ASSOCIAXION. 



1. At each assembling for the transaction of business, the presiding officer, 
(or in his absence the Secretary,) shall invite the members to their appropriate 
places, and a chairman pro tern, shall be appointed. Then the meeting shall be 
opened with reading the Scriptures, praise and prayer, either by him or some 
one on whom he may impose the duty. 

2. The presiding officer shall, astar as in him lies, maintain a strict conformity 
to the Constitution and Eules of Order of the Association, in the nature, manner 
and spirit of the business transacted. He shall appoint committees, decide ques- 
tions of order, and give his views on any point under discussion after others are 

done speaking. 

3. The names of the delegates shall be called each day of the session, previ- 
ous to proceeding to business, and the Minutes of the preceding meeting read 

and approved. 

4. The members shall observe that respect towards the officers, and each other, 
which becometh those that reverence God, whose they are, and whom they 
serve. When any member is about to speak in debate, or make remarks, he 
shall rise from his seat, and respectfully address himself to the presiding officer; 
shall confine himself to the question under consideration, and avoid all person^ 
alities. No member shall speak more than twice on the same question without 

leave. 

5. When a motion is made without a second it shall not receive attention 



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but if seconded, it sliall be stated by the presiding officer, or if in writing, shall 
be read by the Secretary, before debate. 

6. After a motion is stated by the presiding officer, or read by the Secretary, 
it sbail be deemed to be in the possession of the Association, but may be with- 
drawn at any time by the mover, previous to a discussion. 

7. When a question is under debate, no motion or proposition shall be re- 
ceived but to adjoui-n, to lay on the table, to amend, or to postpone indefinitely; 
which several motions sljall have preference in the order in which they are 
stated. 

8. When a motion has been carried in the affirmative, or negative, it shall Ibe 
in order for any member who voted in the majority to move for reconsideration 
thei'eof on the same day. 

9. When a subject is presented, and is promptly opposed by any member, it 
shall be admitted to consideration by a vote of the Association. 

10. No member shall absent himself from the meeting of the Association un- 
less he have permission, or be sick and unable to attend. 

11. All questions, except such as relate to the Constitution, shall be decided 
by a majority of votes. 

13. These Rules of Order may be altered or amended at any annual session 
of the Association, by a vote of a majority of the delegates present. 






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PROCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, Oct. 17th, 1867. 
The Introductory Sermon was preached according to ap- 
pointment, by Elder J. H. Cobb, from 2d Corinthians, 5th 
chapter and 17th verse, " Therefore if any man be in Christ 
he is a new creature." 

After an intermission of thirty minutes, tlie Association 
was called to order by Elder A. B. Alderman, the Modera- 
tor, and organized by reading a portion of Scripture and 
singing. Prayer by brother T. M. Hughes. 

The list of churches was then called, and a majority of 
the Delegatefe being present the Association proceeded to 
business, Appointed Jas. Guy, S. J. Guy and J. T. Hou- 
rine, a committee to arrange the preaching exercises. 

Appointed F. Taylor and A. S. Smith a committee of 
Finance. 

Appointed Elder J. M. Beasly and J. T. Tolar, Assistant 
Secretaries. 

Called for Church Letters which were presented and read, 
and the names of the Delegates enrolled. 

^ The term of the officership of the Association having ex- 
pired, the Association proceeded to ballot for officers, which 
resulted in the election of Elder A. B. Alderman, Modera- 
tor ; D. ^¥. McGugan, Clerk, and P. Taylor, Treasurer. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding and Visitin<y 
brethren. ^ 

Elder E. D. Johnson, from the Cape Fear Association, 
presented a package of minutes, and was welcomed to a 
seat. 



Bro. T. M. Huglies, of the Biblical Eecorder, appeared 
and was welcomed to a seat. 

A letter and package of minutes, were received from the 
Pee Dee Association. , 

Appointed the male members of the church a Committee 
of Yigilence. 

Appointed D. "W. McGugan and J. T. Tolar, a commit- 
tee to audit the Treasurer's and Financial committee's ac- 
counts. 

On motion adjourned until to-morrow morning. 

Prayer by Eld B. P. Jessup, 



Pkiday Morning, 10 o'clock. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment, and after 
half an hour spent in devotion and prayer, the session 
was then opened by reading and singing, and prayer by 
Brother L. Carroll. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

An invitation was extended to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. ]!^one were present. 

B. Holland, J. E. Cobb, and Y. Downing, were ap- 
pointed a commitee to appoint an Executive Board. 

The report on Periodicals was called for and read ; and 
alter remarks by brethren Hughes, Taylor,, and others, sev- 
eral subscribers were obtained for the Recorder. 

The committee to nominate the Executive Board, was 

called upon to report. Report received and ordered to be 

appended. 

Corresponding Messengers were called on to report i 

Brother Wm. Hollingsworth reported having attended 
the Cape Fear Association, and was cordially received. 

Brother D. W. McGugan reported having sent a letter 
and package of minutes to the Pee Dee Association. w- 



ing to their meeting at the same time as Cedar Creek, it 
was impossible for the Messengers to attend. 

The Messengers to other Associations failed to attend. 

Association called off for half an hour. 



AFTERNOoif Session. 
Association met and resumed business. 
Appointed Corresponding Messengers to sister Associa- 
tions. To the Cape Fear, Elder J. M. Beasley, and, breth- 
ren Jas. Humphrej, L. Carroll and H. H. Ellis. 

To the Eastern, brethren L. Carroll, A. S. Smith, and 
"Wm. S. Howard. 

To the Sandy Creek, Elder B. F. Jessup, P. Tajlor and 
Jas. F. Marsh. 
To the Pee Dee, Elder J. H. Cobb and D. W. McGngan. 
To the Kaleigh, Elder Jas. McDaniel, and R. McDanieL- 
The Clerk was instructed to prepare the Corresponding 
Letters. 

The Committee to report subjects and writers for the next 
session reported as follows : 

Domestic Missions, L. Carroll and P. Taylor. 
Foreign Missions, Elder B. F. Jessup and A. S. Smith. 
Ministerial Education, J L. Autree, and Elder A. B. 
Alderman. 
Ministerial Support, D. W. McGugan and J. T. Tolar. 
Sabbath Schools, Elder E. Davis, and H. H. Ellis. 
Periodicals, Elder A. B. Alderman and J. A. Beaman. 
Temperance, B. Holland and J. C. Howard. 
Appointed Elder J. M. Beasley, D. W. McGugan and 
J. T. Tolar, a Committee to prepare a digest on the state 
of religion as indicated by the Church Letters. 

A Query from Piney Grove church was then taken up 



and read. After some discussion it was laid upon the table 
indefinitely. 

Extended an invitation to churches wishing to form a 
connection with this Association. The Delegates from the 
church at Berea, Cumberland county, a newly organized 
church, came forward, and w^re received, and the right 
hand of fellowship extended to them. 

Eesolved, That our next session be held with the church at Pleasant 
Union, Sampson county, N. C , commencing at half-past 10 o'clock, 
A. M., on Thursday, before the third Sabbath in October, 1868, 

Elder B. F. Jessup was appointed to preach the introduc- 
tory sermon. Elder W. 0. West, Alternate. 

Elder R. Newton to preach the charity sermon on Sab'- 
bath, Elder J. M. Beasley, Alternate. 

In the absence of Elder Jas. McDaniel, Elder J. M, 
Beasley was appointed to preach the sermon on the deacon- 
ship, to-morrow. 

On motion, agreed to alter the"8th article of the Rules 
of Order. (See Rules of Order.) 

Report on Foreign Missions called for and read, and after 
some remarks from brethren Johnson, Jessup, Cobb and 
Alderman, a collection was taken up amounting to 
$17,85. Report ordered to be appended. 

On motion, the Association called off, until 10 o'clock 
to-morrow morning. Prayer by Elder E. D. Johnson. 
Benediction by the Moderator. 



Satukdat Moening, Oct. 19th. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment. 

Session opened by reading the Scriptures and singing. 
Prayer by Elder J. H. Cobb. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved, Names of 
delegates called and absentees marked. 



Eeport on Ministerial Education called for, read and or- 
dered to be appended. 

The following resolution was introduced : 

Resolved, That the several churches composing this body, be request- 
ed to do what they can for the support of brother Bryant, (our bene- 
ficiary) now at Wake Forest, and send the funds to the regular meet- 
ings of the Executive Board. 

Resolved, That one-half of the Sabbath collection be devoted to Min- 
isterial Education, and the other half to the Domestic Mission Board 

Resolved, That we have as many minutes printed as the funds sent 
up will allow. 

The Clerk to have $20 for his services. 

Eeport on Sabbath Schools called for, read and ordered 
to be appended. (See Appendix.) 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be, and are hereby tendered 
to the inhabitants of this vicinity for the very kind and hospitable 
manner in which they have entertained this body. 

Appointed Elder J. M. Beaslj and P. Taylor a committee 
on Obituaries. 

Association called off to hear a sermon on the Deaconship, 
bj Elder J. M. Beaslj from Acts, 6th chapter and the first 
seven verses, (viz :] 

" An J in those days, when the number of the disciples was multi 
plied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, 
because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. 

Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, 
and said, it is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and 
serve tables. 

Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest 
report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint 
over this business. 

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry 
of the word. ^ i J- ; J 

And the saying pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Ste- 
phen a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and 

Prochorus, and Nichanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a ■ 
proselyte of Antioch : 

Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had praved,thev 
laid their hands on them. i j > j 

And the word of God increased ; and the number ot the disciples 
multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the Priests 
were obedient to the faith." 

Appointed Elders Jas. McDaniel, A. B. Alderman, J. H 



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Cobb, J. M. Beasly and E. l^ewton a Presbytery to exam- 
ine and ordain applicants for ordination. 

Treasurer called on to report, report read and appended. 

On motion, theTreasm^er is ordered to send the funds for 
Foreign Missions direct to Elder Jas. B. Taylor at Eicb- 

mond, Va. 

Eeport of the Executive Board called for, read and order- 
ed to be appended. 

Agreed that all unfinished business be referred to the 
next meeting of the Executive Board. 

Minutes of to-day read and approved. 

On motion adjourned to time and place appointed to hold 
next session. 

Closing services by Elder J. M. Beasly. Benediction 
by the Moderator. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Mod. 

D. W. McGuGAif, Clerk. 



SABBATH. 

A very large and attentive congregation, was addressed 
at 11 o'clock, by Elder R. Newton, from Mark 16th chap- 
ter, 15th and 16th verses. " And he said unto them. Go 
ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every crea- 
ture." '-He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved ; 
but he that believeth not shall be damned." At the con- 
clusion of this discourse a collection was taken up in behalf 
of education and Domestic Missions amounting to $26,00. 

After an intermission of one hour, the congregation was. 
again addressed by Elder E. D. Johnson. 



APPENDIX. 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 
A. MELVUSr, Treasurer of the Cedar Creek Bai^tist Association. 
1867. Dr. To cash received from Churches and Financial 

Committee, $318 28 

Or. Paid for printing Minutes, 70 00 

'• to Missionaries, 101 25 



126 


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171 25 
Cash in hand to balance, 47 03 

P. TAYLOR, Treasurer of the Cedar Creek Baptist Association . 
Received of Financial Committee, f59 25 

" for Domestic Mission Board, 40 05 

** for Foreign Mission Board, 27 25 



Cr. Paid to Elder Fisher, 
" " " West, 
" " ^ " Beasly, 

46 12 

Cash to balance, 80 43 

Your Committee have examined the above report and find it correct. 

COMMITTEE. 

REPORT OP THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

The Board has done what they could with the limited means aftbrd- 
ed, and feel to say the funds have been well spent, and that the Lord 
has signally blessed the labors of His servants, as indicated in the 
church letters sent up to the Association ; to Him be all the glory. 

Beloved brethren, representing the churches of this Association, the 
Board asks you to carry with you into your respective churches, the 
Missionary spirit, and try to cultivate the same in each member of your 
church so as to enable the Board, soon, to employ one or two Miss- 
ionaries the year, to labor in the bounds of our beloved Associa - 
tion. Respectfully submitted, 

P. TAYLOR, Chm'n. 



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DIGEST OF THE STATE OF THE CHURCHES AS INDICATED 
BY THE CHURCH LETTERS. 

(Jafe Fear — Has nothing interesting. Elder A. B. Alderman is Pas- 
tor. 

Gedar Greek — Are in peace and union. Elder A. B. Alderman is 
Pastor. They have a Sabbath School. 

Go7icovd — Are in peace, and brotherly love prevails. Elder R. Fish- 
er is Pastor. 

Magnolia — Has nothing cheering. Elder B. F Jessup is Pastor. 

Piney Grove — Has nothing interesting. Elder J. M. Beasly is their 
Pastor. 

FayettevUle — Are in a languishing condition. They have a Sab- 
bath School numbering eighty-eight scholars: Elder Jas. McDaniel 
is Pastor. 

Baptist Ghapel — Has had a glorious revival. Eighty-six added by 
baptism. Elder R. Fi&her, Pastor. 

Spring Branch — Are in peace and in fellowship. Elder J, M. Beas- 
ly is Pastor. 

Salem — Are in peace, they have received sixteen by baptism. They 
have a Sabbath School. Elder A B. Alderman is Pastor. 

Pleasant Union — Have been much revived. Thirty-six added by 
baptism. Elder W. H. Howard, Pastor. 

Piny Green — Has been much revived. Thirty-one added by bap- 
tism. Elder R. Fisher, Pastor. 

Providence — Expresses an encouraging state of things ; six added by 
baptism. Elder J. Monroe, Pastor. 

Green Spring — Has nothing special. Elder T. H. Cobb, Pastor. 

Saddletree — Expresses an encouraging state of things, and much 
revived. They have an interesting Sabbath School. Sixty-four ad- 
ded by baptism. Elder E. D. Johnson Pastor. 

Bladen Union — Have had some interesting meetings. Elder J. H. 
Cobb, Pastor. 

Gypress Greek — Are in peace and union, and have enjoyed some 
precious meetings. They have a flourishing Sabbath School. Eleven 
added by baptism. Elder J. Smith, Pastor. 

Briar Branch — Have enjoyed some precious meetings. Twenty ad- 
ded by baptism. Elder Martin, Pastor. 

Beaver Bam — Have nothing special. Elder H. McAlpin Pastor, 

Goi'inth — Have nothing cheering. They have no Pastor. 

Bockfish — Has had some accessions. Seven added by baptism. 
They have uo regular pastor. 



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ICingsbury— Complain of coldness. They have no Pastor. 
Berea — Is a newly constituted church, 'is in a thriving condition. 
J. M. Beasley, Pastor. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

The Committee to nominate an Executive Committee for the en- 
suing year appoint the following : 



Churches, 
Cape Fear. . , 
Concord. . . 
Magnolia. . . . 
Spring Branch. 
Baptist Chapel, 
Green Spring. , 
Providence. . . 
Bladen Union. 

Salem 

Bever Dam. . . 
Berea 



Committee-men. 
0. D. Berks. 
R. Faircloth. 
Wm. Bryant. 
Eld. J. M. Beasley. 
H. J. Lockamy. 
Wm. S. Fisher. 
D. W.McGugan. 
W. Hollingsworth 
J. C. Howard. 
L. Carrol, 
J. J. Newton. 



Churches. 
Rockfish. . . . 
Piny Grove. . 
Cedar Creek. . 
Kingsbury. . . 
Cypress Creek 
Fayetteville. , . 
Saddleti'ee. . . 
Pleasant Union 
Briar Branch. . 
''orinth 



Committee-men. 
J Musselwhite. 
Jas Guy. 
Alex Thaygard. 
D. A. Buie. 
M. M. R. Smith. 
P. Taylor. 
L. Humphrey. 
J. Sessoms. 
J H. Tatum. 
I. Simmons. 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 

B. HOLLAND, Chairman. 

REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

Tour Committee regret they can discover no decided improvement 
for some years past, in this best of all institutions. At this advanced 
stage of literary, moral and religious refinement, one may as well 
enter into a labored train of argument, to prove the sun to be the 
great fountain of light and heat, as to collect the hundreds of un- 
questioned evidences, to prove that Sabbath Schools are the great 
fountains, from which flows the richest stream of religious knowledge 
and moral virtue ; for both are undoubted facts. Unlike the rude 
instinct, by which the lower order of animated nature is governed, 
the human race is endowed with faculties of reason and reflection. 
Susceptible of a high state of refinement, and also of a very low de- 
gree of degradation. Now as God has given us those faculties, and 
furnished us with means of improvement, it becomes our duty to ex- 
ercise those faculties in a manner, most pleasing to Him who gave 
them. We are commanded to " remember the Sabbath day to keep 
it holy." We should devote the Sabbath day to the service of God, 
using the means best calculated to promote our own, our neighbors, 
and onr children's welfare. In a well conducted Sabbath School, 
studying and teaching the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus 
Christ, is a service highly commendable in the sight of God. It is 
further said, '-if a child is trained up in the way he should go, when 



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he is old, lie will not depart from it." This, without any other reason, 
should certainly be sufficient to point any Christian, especially a pa- 
rent, to a double distilled devotedness to a piously conducted Sab- 
bath School. 

We believe the institution is, by most persons, duly appreciated. 
Its good influence, its moral and religious worth, is well understood. 
Why then is there no more action in the cause ? It is simply because 
we are mere willing to learn a duty, than we are to do it. This, we 
believe, will be one prominent article in the catalogue of crimes to be 
answered for, at the bar of God. 

The condition of our country, at this tiuie, demands more energy 
in this institution than in times past. Before the country was im- 
poverished by a desolating war, the wealthy were able and willing to 
help the poor. By that means all were enabled to acquire some educa- 
tion ; now, the best are only able to help themselves ; consequently 
there are thousands of children growing up in ignorance, and travel- 
ing the road to ruin. Will our ministers consider this, whenever 
they are called to admioister the word eternal life. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH THAMES, Chairman. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee feel quite unable to do this subject justice. But 
we will submit a few thoughts : 

1st. What matter is cheaper than a good religious weekly 
newspaper. 2nd. And where can we learn more, for the amount, 
a paper costs. A good paper, while it makes its weekly visits 
and is read, will do good to the young brothers and sisters in Christ, 
Fathers, mothers and their young and growing families, all can, and 
will be benefited, by taking a good religious newspaper. 

While we could recommend several papers, surely the BiblicaIi Re- 
corder, printed in Raleigh, N. C, at the low price of three dollars a 
year, in advance, has its first claims upon us. Therefore, brethren, and 
sisters of the Cedar Creek Association, all of you that can take the 
Recokdbr, let us, as a little Association, be called its warm friends. 
We ought to feel to be without the Recokbek, is almost, or quite like 
being without the visits of our faithful Pastor, 
Most respectfuly submitted. 

J. H. COBB, Chairman. 

MINISTERIAL EDUC ATION. 
The Association would do well doubtless to take this very import- 



11 

ant matter into consideration in a more practical way than they have 
been in the habit of doing. All, without a dissenting voice will read- 
ily admit its importance. We are all advocates theoretically, what 
we need therefore, is simply to reduce this theory to practice, and the 
work so generally approved, will year by year be accomplished. There 
are perhaps in our bounds, several young men that might make useful 
ministers of the gospel, to take our places when we are no more. Now 
the duty of the churches is to search them out. How very remiss are 
our churches in this particular. How little is known of the gifts that 
may be among us. Let them be diligently sought for, and when found 
call them into exercise. Then let the Association or the church of 
which they are members, take them in hand, and give them at least a 
good English education, and in a few years, the grade and efficiency of 
our ministers would far surpass those among us of the present day. 
Oh, how important is this matter to us, to our children, and our chil- 
dren's children ; when would the benefits of fifty or a hundred dollars 
thus expended end ? when our heads would be lying cold under the 
sod, the good work would be going on. May the great head of the 
church stir up our minds to the importance of an educated and pious 
ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M.BEASLY, Chm'n. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 
The Committee on Foreign Missions beg leave to say, that they have 
no mail or rather no post-office convenient, hence they have not learn- 
ed the condition of the Foreign cause. No doubt it is of the same 
great interest, and claims all that can be done for it. The Divine 
Commission, " Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every 
creature" remains the same, and the Lord holds us responsible for the 
manner in which we carry out his commands. 

Respectfully, 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Chm'n. 

OBITUARY OF A. MELVIN. 

The subject of this obituary merits far more than can be said in the 
narrow limits designed for it. Arthur Melvin was verily, a man of 
,no ordinary worth. Re was born in the county of Bladen, N. 0.> 
March 5tli, 1799, and remained a resident of that county for thirty- 
five years. When he removed to the county of Cumberland, and lo- 
cated at the place so well known by the people at large, where he 
lived to dispense his benefactions to his brethren, his neighbors, and 
many a weary and hungry traveller, for some thirty-three years. 



o 



12 

He bore his last afflictions witli becoming christian submission, 
recognizing tlie hand, the tender hand of an affectionate Father. 

He became a member of Cedar Creek church in October 1848, and 
remained a useful and worthy member thereof, until Aug. 1855, when 
he was unanimously elected, and duly set apart as a Deacon of said 
church, which office he filled to the close of his life. 

He was unanimously chosen Treasurer of the Association at its or- 
ganization, and with efficiency filled the office to the day of his death. 
The Association, the Executive Board, the Church, the way-faring 
traveller, and his sorely afflicted family, will often, with sorrow of 
heart, remember their irreparable loss. But it becomes us all, without 
a murmur, to submit to the dispensations of God, who will do all 
things right. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEASLT, I p^„ 
P. TAYLOR, f ^^^- 



CONSTITUTION 



OF THE 



CEDAR CREEK ASSOCIATION 



Wheebas, Gocl's people are commanded to strive together for the 
faitli of tlie Gospel ; and whereas, in union there is greater strength 
and capacity for assisting in the promotion of Christ's Kingdom on 
Earth ; we, professed disciples of Christ, tesolve to unite in an asso- 
ciated capacity on the following Constitution : 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as 
the Cedar Creek Baptist Association of North Carolina. 

Art 3i This body shall be composed of Delegates chosen by the 
Churches connected with it, each Church being entitled to three 
Delegates. 

Art. 3 In the selection of these delegates, the churches shall pay 
strict regard to the moral and intellectual qualifications of those ap- 
pointed. 

Art. 4. The delegates thus selected should bear from their respec^ 
tive churches a letter certifying their fppomtment, and communicat- 
ing information relative to the state of the church and the interest 
thereof. 

Art. 5. The Association shall select out of their members annually 
a presiding officer, a Secretary, a Treasurer, who shall be elected by 
ballot, and who shall continue in ofl[ice until the time for the annual 
election. 

Art. 6. The object of the Association shall be the promotion of 
Christ's Kingdom among men, and the way and means of accomplish- 
ing this shall be selected and prosecuted in strict conformity to "law 
and testimony." 

Art. 7. The Association shall have a fund created and sustained 



u 

by voluntary contributions from tlie cliurclies, wbicb sliall be held 
by the Treasurer, and subject to the disposition of the majority pres- 
ent at any annual session. 

Akt. 8. A faithful record shall be made of the proceedings of each 
annual session, which shall be printed and presented to each session. 

Art. 9. It shall, be the province of the Association to appoint an 
executive committee, to whom may be submitted the consummation 
of any plan adopted ; which committee shall be answerable for their 
of&cial acts to the Association. 

Art. 10. The Association shall not maintain permanent fellowship 
toward any of her churches which neglect to institute and preserve 
proper or Gospel order among their members, nor towards any of her 
churches and Ministers who treat her Constitution with contempt ; 
but shall sustain with all her influence such as promote Gospel prin- 
ciples and order. 

Art. 11. The ^Lssociation shall not recognize as valid the ordination 
of any minister which may take place within the bounds ot her 
churches, without her prior direction or virtual sanction. 

Art. 12. It shall be the province of the Association to invite to seat, 
visiting and corresponding brethren who shall be entitled to speak 
on any point under discussion, but not to vote. 

Art. 13 The annual session of this Association shall be on Thurs- 
day before the third Lord's day in October, at such places as may be 
chosen. 

Art. 14. By appointment of the Association there shall be an In- 
troductory Sermon jDreached, and also a Charity Sermon. 

Art. 15. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session 
by a vote of two-thirds of those present. 



EULES OF ORDER 



OF THE 



OEDAE CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



1. At each assembling for the transaction of business, the presidinc 
officer, (or in his absence the Secretary,) shall invite the members to 
their appropriate places, and a chairman ^ro tern, shall be appointed. 
Then the meeting shall be opened with reading the Scriptures, praise 
and prayer, either by him or some one on whom he may impose the 
duty. 

2. The presiding officer shall, as far as in him lies, maintain a strict 
conformity to the Constitution and Rules of Order of the Association, 
in the nature, manner and spirit of the business transacted. He shall 
appoint committees, decide questions of order, and give his views on 
any point under discussion after others are done speaking. 

3. The names of the delegates shall be called each day ot the session 
previous to proceeding to business, and the Minutes of the preceding 
meeting read and approved. 

4. The members shall observe that respect toM'ards thf officers, and 
each other, which becometh those that reverence God, whose they 
are, and whom they serve. Wtien any member is about to speak in 
debate, or make remarks, he shall rise from his seat, and respectfully 
address himself to the presiding officer ; shall confine himself to the 
question under ( onsideration, and avoid all personalities. No member 
shall speak more than twice on the same question without leave. 

5. When a motion is made without a second, it shall not receive 
attention ; but if seconded, it shall be stated by the presiding officer 
or if in writing, shall be read by the Secretary, before debate. 

6. After a motion is stated by the presiding officer, or read by the 
Secretary, it shall be deemed to be in possession of the Association but 
may be withdrawn at any time by the mover, previous to a discussion. 

7. When a question is under debate, no motion or proposition shall 



16 

be received but to adjourn, to lay on the table, to amend, or to post* 
pone indefinitely; -wliich several motions shall have preference in the 
order in which they are stated. 

8. "When a motion has been carried in the affirmative, or negative, it 
shall be in order for any member who voted in the majority to move 
for reconsideration thereof during the same session. 

9. When a subject is presented, and is prom]3tly opposed by any 
member, it shall be admitted to consideration by a vote of the Asso- 
ciation. 

10. Ko member shall absent himself from the meeting of the Asso- 
ciation unless he have permission, or be sick and unable to attend. 

11. All questions, except such as relate to the Constitution, shall be 
decided by a majority of votes. 

12. These Rules of Order may be altered or amended at any annual 
session of the Association, by a vote of a majority of the delegates 
present. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



ELEVEN TH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



I CEDAR CREEK ASSOCIATION i 

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HELD WITH THE 



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CHUECH AT PLEASANT UNION, SAMPSON CO.. N. C. 



OCTOBER 15-17. 1868. 



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RALEIGH ; 

THOMAS M, HUGHES, PBINTEK. 

1869. 




PROCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, October 15th, 1868. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached according to ap- 
pointment, by Elder B. F. Jessup from Songs of Solomon, 2d 
chapter and 16th verse. "My beloved is mine, and I am 
his." 

After an intermission of thirty minutes, the Association 
was called to order by Elder A. B. Alderman, the Moderator, 
and organized by reading a portion of Scripture and singing. 
Prayer by brother M. McK. Smith. 

The list of churches was then called, and a majority of the 
delegates being present, the Association proceeded to busi- 
ness. 

Appointed R. McDaniel. Assistant Secretary. 

Appointed Elder W. H. Howard, J. A. R. Howard, Wm. 
S. Howard and J. Sessoms a committee to arrange the preach- 
ing exercises. 

Appointed M. McK. Smith and Elder R. Newton a com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Church letters were then called for, presented, read and 
the names of delegates enrolled. 

The term of officership of the Association having expired, 
the Association proceeded to ballot for officers^ which resulted 
in the election of Elder A. B. Alderman, Moderator : D. 
W. McGugan, Clerk, and P. Taylor, Treasurer. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding and Visiting 
brethren. Elder R. M. Sessoms from the Cape Fear Asso- 
ciation presented a letter, and was welcomed to a seat, and 
Elder E. D. Johus^n from the same body. 



Brother K. Vann from the Eastern Association presented 
himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Appointed the male members of the Pleasant Union church 
a committee on Vigilance. 

Appointed R. McDaniel and J. T, Tolar a committee to 
audit the Treasurer's and Financial Committee's report : 

On motion the Association adjourned until to-morrow 
morning. 

Prayer by brother P. Taylor. Benediction by the Mode- 
rator 



Friday Morning, Oct. 16. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment, and after read- 
ing the scriptures by the Moderator, prayer was offered by 
Elder R. M. Sessoms. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

An invitation was extended to corresponding and visiting 
brethren; A. S. C. Powell from the Eastern Association pre- 
sented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Besolved,lTha.i the churches in their letters to this body in the future, rec- 
ommend one of their members to represent them in the Esecutive board 
for the ensuing year. 

Corresponding Messengers called on to report : V\,. Mc- 
Daniel reported having attended the Sandy Creek Associa- 
tion, and was cordially received. D. W. McGugan reported 
having sent a letter and package of minutes to the Pee Dee. 

The Messengers to the other Associations failed to attend. 

Appointed Corresponding Messengers : 

To Sandy Creek, J. F, Marsh and R. McDaniel. 

To Eastern, L. Carroll and T. W. Devane. 

To Raleigh, Elder R, Newton and D. Kivet. 

To Cape Fear, Elder B. F. Jessup and Wm. Melvin. 

To Pee Bee, Jas. M. McGugan and S. W. Cobb. 

Appointed Elder J. M. Beasley and D. Bullard a com- 
mittee to select writers aud subjects for the next session. 



Appointed D. W. McGugan, R. McDaniel and L. Carroll to 
prepare a digest on the state of religion as indicated by the 
church letters. 

Report of the committee to appoint the Executive com- 
mittee called for, read and received. 

On motion, it was agreed that the clerks of the different 
churches be enrolled and their Post Offices, with that of the 
ministers and their offices. (See Appendix.) 

Association called off for half an hour. 



Afternoon Session. 

Association called to order and resumed business. 

Prayer by brother R. McDaniel. 

Extended an invitation to corresponding and visiting breth- 
ren : Brother H. Herring of the Eastern Association present- 
ed himself and was welcomed to a seat. Elder W. S. Melvin 
and J. Monroe from the Cape Eear Association presented 
themselves and were welcomed t© seats. 

Resolved, That our next session be held with the church at Cape Fear 
CumberlandCounty.N.C, commencing at half-past 10 o'clock, A.M., on 
Thursday before the third Sabbath in October, 1869. 

Elder J H. Cobb to preach the Introductory Sermon, 
Elder D. H. Calahan, Alternate. 

Elder Jas. M, Daniel to preach the Missionary sermon on 
Sabbath. 

Extended an invitation to churches wishing to form a con- 
nection with this Association; the Delegates from the church 
at Clybons, Robeson county, a newly organized churcJi came 
forward, and were received, and the right hand of fellowship 
extended to them. 

Report on Periodicals called for, read and adopted. After 
several very appropriate addresses from Elder J. M. Beasley, 
R. M. Daniel and P. Taylor, a club of subscribers was ob- 
tained 



The list of Delegates was then called and absentees mark- 
ed. The Association then called off, until 10 o'clock to- 
morrow morning. 

Prayer by Elder E. D. Johnson. Benediction by Elders 
F Prevatt. 



Saturday Morning, Oct. 17. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment. Session open- 
ed by reading the Scriputres and singing. 

Prayer by Elder G. S. Best. 

Minutes of yesterday read and ratified. 

Extended an invitation to corresponding and visitino- 
brethren : Elder G. S. Best from the Eastern Association 
presented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

On motion, agreed that at the close of the service at the 
stand, that the Association adjourn to the stand, and there 
hear the report on Domestic Missions before the whole con- 
gregation. 

Report on Foreign Missions called for, read, and after ad- 
dresses from Elders Beasley, K F. Jessup and Alderman, a 
collection was taken up in behalf of the Foreign Mission 
cause as follows : 

Elder B. F. Jessup $5 00 Elder J. Smith, $1 00 

Elder J. M. Beasley, 1 00 J. T. Tolar, l go 

P. P. Rollins, 1 00 Elder A. B. Alderman, .' ." ' 50 

J. J. Billiard, 1 00 J. C. Ausley.. , . 50 

J. C. Howard, 1 00 V. Downing, , "/ ' 50 

Jas. A. McGugan, 1 00 R. Butler. 50 

S.W.Cobb, 100 R.Maxwell,.' 50 

M. Sewell, ,....100 

Treasurer called on to report, (See Appendix.) 
Report of the Executive Board called for, read and receiv- 
ed, after which the Association adjourned to the stand at 
which place the report on Domestic Missions was called for, 
read and after several addresses, from R, M. Daniel, Elder 
G. S. Best and Elder A. B. Alderman, the report was unani- 
mously adopted. (See Appendix.) 
Association called off for half an hour. 



Afternoon Session. 

Association called on and resumed business. Prayer by 
Elder J. M. Beasley. 

Report on Temperance called for, read and received. 

Report on Ministerial Support called for, read and received. 

Report on Ministerial Education called for, read and 
adopted. 

Report on Sabbath Schools called for and adopted. 

Received the Auditing Committee's report. 

Submitted the report on the digest on the state of religion 
to the j&rst meeting of the Executive Board. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be, and are bereby tendered to 
the inhabitants ot this vicinity for the very kind and hospitable manner 
m which they have entertained this body. 

The Committee to report subjects and writers for the next 
session reported as follows : 

Domestic Missions, Elder R. Newton and G. Newton. 
Foreign Missions, R. M. Daniel and P. Taylor. 
Ministerial JSducation, D. W. McGugar. and S. J. Cobb, Sr. 
Ministerial Support, Elder B. F. Jessup and A. Thagard. 
Sabbath Schools, P. P. Rollins and Jos. Thames. 
Periodicals, H. H. Ellis and E. Carlisle. 
Intemperance, Elder J. M. Beasley and Jas. Guy. 
Baptist State Convention, Elder A. B. Alderman and L. 
Godwin. 

Agreed to print as many minutes as the funds in hand will 
justify. 

The Clerk to have $20 for his services. The Assistant 
Clerk to have $5 for his services. 

Ordered the Clerk to get up a file of , all the minutes of 
this body and preserve them. 

Adopted the report of Presbytery on Ordinations. 

Appointed Elders Jas. McDaniel, A. B. Alderman, J. H. 
Cobb, J. M. Beasly and R. Newton, a Presbytery to exam- 
ine and ordain applicants for Ordination. 

Resolved, That on Friday before the fifth Lord's day in November be ob- 
served as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer by the churches compos- 
ing this body, and that the ministers meet with the church at Saddletree in 
a meeting of inquiry on that day. 



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On motion adjourned to time and place appointed to hold 
next session. 

Closing exercises by Elder G. S. Best. 
Benediction by Elder J. M. Beasly. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Moderator. 
D. W. McGuGAN, Clerk. 



SABBATH. 

A very large and attentive congregation was addressed at 
11 o'clock, by Elder G. S. Best, from I Cor. x: 13. ''There 
has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man : 
but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above 
that ye are able ; but will Avith the temptation also make a 
way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." 

At the conclusion of this discourse a collection was taken 
up in behalf of Domestic Missions amounting to $17.65. 
Thus closed a pleasant and harmonious session. 



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APPENDIX. 



TREASURER'S ACr UNT. 
P„ TAYLOR, Tkeasurer of the Cedar Creek Bap. Association. 

DR. 

To cash in hand, Oct. lOth, 1867, $80 43 

Sabbath collection, 26 00 

Received of Elder R. Newton, 20 00 

" from churches, 86 08 

" for State Missions, 1 00 

" from Providence church for Foreign Missions, 8 00 

" for Domestic Missions, 63 65 

$385 16 

CR. 

Paid for Minutes, $40 00 

" Foreign Missions, 40 00 

" Clerk, 20 00 

" To Brother Bryant, 13 30 
" To Elders Beasley and Alderman for supj^lying 

destitute stations, 99 00 

Exchange and Postage, 60 

212 80 
Cash in hand, 73 36 



$285 16 
Your Committee have examined the above report and find it cor- 
rect. COMMITTEE. 



REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

The operations of the Board for the last Associational year, have 
been limited for want of funds necessary to carry on operations, the 
Board has had in their employ a pnrt of the past year. Elder A. B. 
Alderman, 14 days ; Elder W. C. West, 7 days ; Elder R. Newton, 
12^ days ; Elder J. M. Beasley 16 days. Making a total of 49J days. 

And we trust and believe they have not labored in vain and hope 
to see the "broadcast upon the waters return after many days." The 
amount sent by the churches the past year is about IDs cents for 
the whole membership in the Association. The Board feel it to be 
their duty to say to the Association that unless there are more funds 
raised, the Board will not be able to supply the great destitution in 
the bounds of the Association. Should it be the pleasure of the 



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churches to pledge aud pay in quarterly, the amount of five cents per 
member for the cause of Missions, the Board feel that great ^ood 
could be accomplished. ■ ° g^uu 

Respectfully submitted, 

P. TAYLOR, Chairman. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

The Committee to nominate an Executive Committee for the ensu- 
ng year nominate the following, viz : 



CHUECHES. COMMITTEE MEN. 

Cape Fear, C. D. Berk. 
Concord, R. Faircloth. 

Magnolia, W. H. Melvin. 

Spring Branch, El^er J. M. Beasly. 
Baptist Chapel, H. J. Lockamy. 
Green Spring, Wm. S. Fisher. 
JJ. W. McGugan. 
Wm. HoUingsworth. 

J. C. Howard. 

L. Carroll. 

T. J. Newton. 

M Strickland 



Providence, 
Bladen Union 
Salem, 
Bever Dam, 
Manchester, 
Rockfish, 



CHURCHES. COMMITTEE MEN. 

Piny Grove, Jas. Guv. 
Cedar Creek, P. P. Rollins. 
Kingsbury, D. A. Buie. 

Cypress Creek, M. M. K Smith. 
Fayetteville, P. Taylor. 
Saddletree, L. Humphrey. 
Pleasant Union, J. Sessoms. 



Brier Branch. 



Corinth 
Clvbons, 
White Oak, 
— Piny Green, 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 



J. H. Tatum. 
T. J, Simmons. 
Eld. F. Prevatt. 
W. S. Howard. 
W. H. M. Lamb. 

COMMITTEE. 



DIGEST ON THE STATE OF RELIGION AS INDICATED BY 
THE CHURCH LETTERS. 
Cape Fear. —Peace and good will prevails. Elder A. B. Alderman , 

Cedar Creek— Has nothing special. Elder A. Alderman, pastor 

Concord.— Are m peace and harmony. They have a regular Sab- 
bath School. Elder R. Fisher, pastor. '^ i>^guiar baD 

Magmlla. -Complains of coldness. They have a Sabbath School 
Lkler B. F. Jessup, pastor. 

Piny Grote.—Hhej have had an interesting revival, twentv-three 
added by baptism. Elder W. C. West, pastor ' ^ 

q.Sff'?f'T'^^v{n^^''T '"'^r''^^^^'^*^^^^ have a very interesting 
Sabbath School. Elder Jas. McDaniel, pastor * 

BapUst Chapel-Ras nothing special. Elder R. Fisher, pastor. 

bprmg B7u-nch.-Good feeling and brotherly love prevails Thev 

have an interesting Sabbath School. Elder J. N. Beasley, pastor 

^InT'l^^lY^ !'V\F,''''"'- ^^^"^ *^'^^^ ^"^ interesting"^ Sabbath 
School. Elder A. B. Alderman, pastor 

^Xh'Ti P"'f '•"T^^;'™?1'''?t''Ct''^^'^^^''- They have a flourishing 
Sabbath School. Elder W. H. Howard, pastor 

Finey Creen. Peace and union prevail. Elder R. Fisher, pastor. 

h«fir« If "",?'' T*"'] ^ precious revival and an interesting Sab- 
bath School, ii^lder J. Monroe, pastor. 

Saddletree.— -R^yQ been somewhat revived. Elder E. D. Johnston 
pastor. ' 



Bladen Union. — Notbing special. Elder E. D. Johnson, pastor. 

Cypress Greek,. — They have nothing interesting. Elder J, Smith, 
pastor. 

Brier Branch. They have a well attended Sabbath School. Elder 
W. S. Melvin, pastor. 

Beaver Dam. — They have had a precious revival and an interesting 
Sabbath School. Elder H. McAlpin, pastor. 

Corinth. — Have had several accessions and much revived. Peace 
and union prevails. Elder W, S. Melvin, pastor. 

Rockfish. — Peace and harmony prevails. Elder W. C. West pastor. 

Green Sjyring.—IiaYe been revived. Elder E. D. Johnson, pastor. 

Manchester. — They are in a flourishing condition and have an in- 
teresting Sabbath School. Elder J. M. Beasley, pastor. 

Clylons. — Is a newlv constituted church under the pastoral care of 
Elder F. Prevatt. 



REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS, 

The great importance of Sabbath Schools have not yet been 
fully appreciated by the Baptist churches generally, nor acknowl- 
ed by the different Societies universally ; operations in some de- 
gree continues to exist mostly on accounl of not having enjoyed 
their advantages. It is to be hoped however that the plea of igno- 
rance will soon be banished, and a school established in every 
church composing this Association. The great difficulty is procur- 
ing teachers who are willing to deny themselves in order to do 
good, and a desire to impart to the youth a knowledge of the Bible. 
The youth while thus engaged is secure from the temptations which 
so frequently beset that particular age ; and he not only acquires 
a knowledge of the Holy Scriptm-es, hut by associating himself with 
christians is soon led to inquire what he shall do to inherit eternal 
life. Many of the most useful men belonging to the Baptist church 
have been members and teachers in the Sabbath School, hi view 
of these things we would suggest that the pastor of each church 
belonging to this Association preach a discourse on the subject at 
the commencement of the next year, and establish a Sabbath 
School in their respective churches and each chm'ch be requested 
to report to this body in their church letter the number of scholars 
belonging to each school, and the amount of reading matter in each 
School. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

H. H. ELLIS, Chairman. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The Biblical Recorder is printed every week in Raleigh by Brother 
J. H. Mills, an able editor, at the following prices: One copy, one 
year (50 numbers) in advance, $3. ; one copy, six months, (25 num- 
bers ) in advance, $2. ; one copy, three months, (12 numbers,) in 
advance, |1. ; ten copies, one year, (50 numbers,) in advance, $25. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 

This paper is truly worthy of a place in every house, and to be read 
by every person. It coutains a vast amount of rich and very impor- 



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tant matter which we cannot get without it, and without it we are 
far behind the times. We find that where this paper is taken, and 
read, the people are more intelligent and more active in the cause of 
Christ. We do hope the brethren will take and read it. 

The GhiWs Delight, printed in Macon, Georgia, by Elder S. Boy- 
kin is a Sunday School paper and is the very thing for our children 
andSunday Schools. Monthly, (in advance,) 50 cents; Semi-Month- 
ly,_(in advance,) |1, This paper we heartily recommend to all the 
children and people. 



MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Past history, when properly viewed, shows the vast importance 
and advantages of an educated ministry. How can any one teach 
what he does not know? And how can he know the Bible without 
some knowledge of other things ? It is not very difficult for him to 
thmk he knows it. Though many ministers of the gospel, who have 
not the advantages of an education, are very useful, yet how much 
more useful they would be Avith it. 

By the instrumentality of the gospel the happiness of the coun- 
^^7^.?"^^ ^^ domestic life, the salvation of our souls, the prosperity 
of Zion and the ^lory of God are effected. How vastly important 
then IS the preaching of the gospel. When God calls a man to this 
woiiv he should prepare himself for it. He is required by the word 
of God to do so. Finding our beloved Brother L. Bryant a member 
of Magnolia Church, and'a man of deep piety and sound in doc- 
tnne, and of a good name, and he feeling called to enter the minis- 
try of the gospel, the writer of this report got him to go to Wake 
1< orest Collew to prepare himself the better for this work. By the 
^^i ^ Educational Board of the Baptist State Convention, and 
what has been done in the bounds of this Association he is now in 
his third session there, We learn that he is making very respecta- 
ble progress in his studies. 

Dear brethren he is a child, yes a son of this body, and no doubt 
he will be an honor to this Association, and useful in the Lord's 
vineyard. Let us sustain him as long as we can, for in this w^e do 
serve the Lord. This Association is not in debt any yet by his 
going there. 

The writer has collected and paid over to him for his support at 
Wake Forest College $57.35, and some clothing, and now has $14 
inore for him which will be forwarded soon. Dear brethren, we 
will not take room here to speak of all the advantages and impor- 
tance of an educated ministry, yet we should study this subject 
well. Let us pray to the Lord to give us the means and the will to 
thus glorify him. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A, B. ALDERMAN, 



FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Sending the gospel to Foreign or heathen lands is a subject of 
serious attention and should concern us deeply as an enlightened 
and Christian people. Christ has commanded his people to go 



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and teach all nations. He being the Creator and preserver of all 
nations, hasmade them teachable. He knows their needs and he 
has shown us our duty as his followers, and the reasons for obey- 
ing his command. 

1st. The importance of their salvation. 2nd. The extension _ of 
his kingdom on earth. 3rd. His glory in time and eternity. With- 
out entering upon the past history of Missions we come to what we 
deem important to us now. 

The appalling destitution which afflicts our people , and the 
gloomy apprehensions which naturally arise in regard to the future 
nave their paralizing influence, and incline a few to conclude, th at 
all our strength should be expended on the home field. But would 
such a conclusion be wise ? Would it meet with the Divine appro- 
val ? Might it not be that to abandon the work abroad would so far 
enfeeble our energies, that the work at home would become a thing 
of naught ? Do we not need for our own good this exercise of un- 
selfish benevolence ? Those who are engaged in this work are 
satisfied, that a persistent prosecution of the work assigned them is 
a demand of tne great Redeemer, recognized by no small num- 
ber of our churches of the South. 

This obligation is intensified by the fact, that already the seal 
of the Divine benediction has been given, and that the openings 
and facilities for the evangelization of the heathen have been 
wonderfully increased. The opportunities of communication wdth 
destitute countries and the readiness of heathen tribes to listen to 
our ministrations, admonish us that we would surrender a most in- 
viting field of labor, were we to abandon the "Foreign Mission" 
work. To pause now would fill the hearts of those whom we have 
sent forth with sadness, even the heathen themselves would re- 
proach us, could they hear of our defection. No ! We must not hesi- 
itate. The horrible cruelties and superstitions of uncounted mil- 
lions, their subjection to the power of idolatry — the certainty of 
their final ruin— their helpless and hopeless conditions all call upon 
us to bear to them, "the only name ^iven under Heaven among 
men Avhereby they can be saved." What the Missionaries say : 
Perhaps all the missionaries acquiese with brother Phillips, who 
says, "The brethren in the South ought to be sufficiently^ acquaint- 
ed with our condition by this time, and if they want their Mission 
to be a poor underling let them say so." "As for myself, I have 
nothing to live for but the Mission." Those who dissent from us 
are sending their men in great numbers to teach the heathen. 
Brethren if we yield to the "unscriptural dogma that unconscious 
infants can in any way by baptism share in the benefits of the cov- 
enant of redemption, and become identifi.ed with the Church, these 
children gi'owing up without conversion, but still retaining their 
identity with religion — in its outward forms, may gradually intro- 
duce a'^policy and spirit at war with the gospel. A radical change 
of character is essential in assuming tlie Christian profession m 
the ordinance of immersion. Already baneful influences are_ at 
work as the result of a different policy at several points. Mission- 
aries are receiving those as church members who make no avow- 
al of conversion, bvit who simply agree to abandon idol worship and 
conform to the usages of Christianity. Our brethren have found it 
necessary to protest against these unscriptural measures. And are 



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we not called upon as a people to send out of our churches other pro- 
claimers of the gospel, such as will preach the gospel m its nuntv 
While many errors to which we might allude are^wSked a C dt 
rectly taught among the heathen, it is our duty to bear our test - 
mony agamst them. Not less than forty Catholic priests have nl 
ready been sent to Pekin the Capitol of thina. Is ^i not our sol 
emn duty as Baptists to dispatch to this great empire, men who wUl 
teach tnem the whole Bible in its purity? 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

b.'f. jessup. 



TEMPERANCE. 
As your committee was appointed to write on Temperance thev 
of course, will havenotlrmg to say about intemperance or drunken- 
ness, lemperance is the proper use of everything proper to be 
used, '• Agamst temperance tiiere is no law." Gal 5 ■ 4 "Tph. 

1 n ^"'i ^^'"*' ^"^ "' y^']' ^"'' ^'^^"'^^^ they make you that ve 
shall neither be barren nor mifruitfui in the knowledoe if oui LoJd 
Jesus Chr^t. But he that lacketh these thin^^s is bl nd rXannot 
seeaferotf, and hath forgotten that he was purgeS from J^o^^ 
sms." •' And every man that striveth for the mastery'' LriX 

ail tilings 1 Coi. 9: 2o. Read the wiiole chapter. 

1 lie minister of the gospel must be "temperate" Titus 1 • 8 and 
must teacn others the same Titus 2 : 2."^ Read both chaptei's 
Ihis is the way to be useful, honorable and happy. We do most 
respectfully suggest that the next report be written hn intemperance 
Kespectlully submitted, 

COMMITTEE, 



PRESBYTERY OF ORDINATION. 

1 Brother Newton and myself met the 16th of Nov. 1867, with the 
w'^r 'w^ f'^'l^ ^T^ ^"'^ ^^^^^"S- called to their assistance, Eldei 
bmtW^ T-f '", i'f '"^/^ ^"^ exaniination of the qualifications of 
bi othei D. H Lalahan for the work of the " Gospel Ministry" and 
atter a very thorough examination, being fully decided that he 
ouo-httobe set apart to the work, agreed that he be ordained the 
teiidecul ' '''""^ Sabbath, and the same was duly at- 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chamnan. 



DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

The Savior in his appointment and sending forth of His disci- 
ples, and the command to His apostles to "go ye into all the world 
and preach the^gospel to every creature," before he ascended to heav- 
en lias marked the interest felt by him in the cause of Missions, 
and a commendable measure of zeal and interest in this subject has 



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marked the course of His succeediug followers, but at no period in 
the history of our Southern States have the claims of this now all- 
important cause, pressed themselves upon our consideration as at 
the present. The demoralizing effects of war, leaving a devastated 
oppressed and impoverished people with an unsettled country, and 
the influx of immigration consequently upon such, brintjing all the 
damnable heresies of the age, such as Universalism. tTiiitarianism 
Mormonism, Catholicism, all demand at our hand when the enemy 
comes on like a flood, to lift up a standard against him . 

Such forebodings brethren are no idle phantoms of frenzied 
heads, they are facts and are stubborn things. Already hundreds 
of thousands, perhaps we might say, millions of money' have been 
raised for the purpose of spreading broad-east over ou'- land these 
soul-destructive elements. The great issue then is forced upon us 
to face and meet like good men and christians at the very threshold, 
the fatal inroads of vice and ruin designed to be made among- us' 
Cau we do it ? Will we do it ? 

Your committee feel and believe that an issue involving the vital- 
ity of all we hold as sacred to ourselves, dear to cur children, desi- 
rable to our neighbors and good to our fellow mortals, can and will 
be promptly met, which will require two great and indispensable 
agencies, to wit : Suitable men and money ; and for the attaiu- 
m.ent of the one which is a securing of the other. 

We respectfully submit the following preamble and resolutions : 

Whebeas, God has made the prosperity of His cause generally de- 
pendant upon worldly means, and 

Wheeeas, Though our churches and congregations in a largemeaa 
ure have been stripped of their means, a sufficiency, by a system of 
justandproperapportionment of the burden among all the mem- 
bers, is still available to sustain the Gospel in our midst and carry 
forward all our rehgious enterprises. Therefore, 

BesoUed, That this body recommend to all the pastors and chur- 
ches to adopt the gospel plan of requiring of each and every member 
" upon the first day oi the week to lay by in store as the Lord has 
prospered them." 

Resolved, That any pastor and churches failing to adopt and en- 
force the above resolution wib be recognized by this body, as neg- 
lecting to institute and preserve proper or gospel order among its 
members. 

L. CABROLL, Chairman. 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

There is no subject more clearly laid dovm in Holy-writ than the 
competent maintenance of God's most holy service. It is one of 
the legitimate principles of reason and justice that "the laborer ia 
worthy of his hire. " This principle is universally recognized by all 
nations both in religious and secular concerns. Pagans and idol- 
aters most scrupulously support the ministers of their religion. 

We have only to examine the Scriptures of the Old Testament, to 
learn the statutes of heaven on this point. The tribe of Levi was 
set apart to the special service of the Most High, to whom the Lord 
Rave " all the tenths in Israel, for an inheritance for their service." 
Num. IS: 21-24 " And ye shall eat in every place, ye and your 
households, for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle 
of the congregation ." Num. 18:31. 



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Under the New Testament dispensation, God has called men to 
the Gospel Ministry " as the Levites were" and for them he has o-iv 
en His churches definite laws for their support and co-operatfon, 
and under the workings of this ministry the great Apostle of the' 
Gentiles was made an ambassador of Christ, to build up his king- 
dom and commit "the ministry of reconcihation ; to faithful men 
who should be able to teach others also," 2 Tim. 2 : 2, and deliver 
to His churches the whole council of God concerning them. This 
distinguished Apostle on this point now at issue, reasons in the 
foUo^^ing forcible manner, " do ye not know that they which min- 
ister about holy things, live of the things of the temple ? And they 
which wait at the alter are partakers with the alter ? Even so hath 
the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of 
the gospel." 1 Cor. 9; 13, 14. " ^yho goeth a warfare at any 
time at his own charge ? Who planteth a vineyard and eat not of 
the fruit thereof ; or who feedeth a flock and eateth not of the 
milk of the flock, for it is written in the law of Moses, thou 
shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. 
Doth God take care for oxen ? Or saith he it altogether for our 
sakes. For our sakes no doubt, this is written that he that ploweth, 
should ploWijin hope ; and he that thresheth in hope should be par- 
taker of his hope. If we have sown unto you s^oiritual things is it 
a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things." 1 Cor. 9:7 9 
10 and 11. "For every man .shall bear his own burden. Let him 
that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in 
all good things ; be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoev- 
er a man soweth that shall he also reap, for he that soweth to his 
fiesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption ; but he that soweth to the 
spirit, shall of the spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be 
weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not." 
Ga], 6 : 5-9. The people of God are bound to regard their minis- 
ters as God's J/essengers and attend to their instructions, " For they 
are the il/essengers of the Lord of Hosts. Whatsoever they bid you 
observe, that observe and do." Matt. 23:3. And imitate their 
faith, " Eemember them which have the rule over you who have 
spoken unto you the word of God." Jbieb. 13 : 7. We should love 
them, " Therefore as ye abound in everything in faith and utter- 
ance, and knowledge, and in all diligence and in your love to them. 
See that you abound in this grace also. " 2 Cor. 8: 7. We should 
pray for them, " Now I beseech you brethren for the Lord Jesus 
Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together 
with them, in your prayers to God for them." Eom. 15 : 30. "Te 
also helping together by prayer for them, that for the gift bestowed 
upon them, by the means of many persons thanks maybe given by 
many on their behalf." 2 Cor. 1 : 11. " That they may open their 
mouths boldly, to make knoMu the mystery of the Gospel. " Eph. 
6 : 19. " Pray for them for we trust that they have a good consci- 
ence in all things, willing to live honestly." Heb. 18: 18. We 
should obey them, "That you submit yourselves unto such and to 
every one that helpeth with us and laboreth." 1 Cor. 16 : 16. 
" Obey them that have the rule over jou and submit yourselves ; 
for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that 
they may do it with joy, ?,nd not with grief for that is unprofitable 
for you-" Heb. 13 : 17. 

Now dear brethren, in view of the foregoing facts, it is high time 



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that v^e come to the help of the Lord against the mightv. The in- 
fluence of the ministry upon the churches, jn-esents a strong plea 
•why they should be sustained : for in the absence of their labors 
and influence, the churches invariably decline and impoverish, this 
is a fact too plain to recj^uire deraonstration. Let. the servant of 
Christ find himself in the midst of a ]ieople who appreciate his 
worth and his labors. Let him feel in the first jjlace that his office 
is revered and its authority recognized. Let him know that the mo- 
tives which animate him are understood; that his wants are tho^^ght- 
fuUy cared and provided for. Let him feel that the seed he scat- 
ters is not watered by his own tears alone, but that his people pray for 
him while he preaches, and that they remember him in their closets, 
and at their domestic altar, and in all the social intercourse of iife. 
*' Happy is that people that are in such a state, yea hapjjy is that 
peoxjle whose God is the Lord." 

Ilesj)ectfully submitted, 

D. W. McGUGAX, Chairmnn. 



OEDATNED MLN'ISTEES AND THEIE POST OFFICES. 


KATIES. 


POST Oir'irlCES. N'AilES. POST OFFICES. 


Jas. McDaniel, 


Fayetteville. B. F. Jessup, Fayetteville, 


J. M. Beasley. 


J. H. Cobb, 


W. C. West, 


J. T. Flourine, 


D. H. Calahan, 


" J. Smith, 


B. Newton, 


" A. B. Alderman, Hawley's Store, 


E, Davis, 


Lumberton, F. Prevatt, Lumberton. 


E. Fisher, 


Blockersvihe. W. H. Howard, Chnton. 



LICEXTLiTES. 

L. Bryant, Forestville. D. A. Buie, Fayetteville. 

A LIST OF CHUECHES, CLEEKS AXD POST-OFFICES. 



CHUKCHES. 

Cape Fear, 
Cedar Creek, 
Cancord, 
Magnolia, 
Piny Grove, 
Kingsbury, 
Eockfish, 
Fayetteville, 
Baptist Chapel, 
Spring Branch. 
Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 
Piny Green, 
Providence, 
Green Spring, 
Saddletree, 
Bladen Union, 
Cypress Creek, 
Brier Branch, 
Beaver Dam, 
Corinth, 
3/an Chester, 
Clybons, 



CliEBKS. 

Jos. Thames, 

"Wm. S. Flair, 

Jas. L. Autre, 

J. H. Averitt, 

S. J. Guy, 

Jas. D. Buie, 

J. Muslewhite, 

Jas. F. Marsh, 

H. J. Lochamy, 

L. Godwin, 

B. Holland, 

Wm. S. Howard, 

J. A. Eoyal, 

D. W. N. JicGugan, 

Wm, S. Fisher, 

Er%-in CarUle, 

L S. WiUis, 

W. McK. Smith, 

W. T. Jes.sup, 

J. J. Bullard, 

I. J. Simmons, 

D. Kivet, 

F. A. Prevatt. 



POST-OFFICES. 

Grev's Creek, 

Fayetteville, 

Blockersville, 

Fayetteville, 



Hawley's Store, 

Owensville. 

Chnton, 
Favetteville. 
St." Pauls, 

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Fayetteville, 
Clinton. 
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MINUTES 



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TWELFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



CEDAR CREEK 




UTION, 



HELD "WITH THE CHtjRCH AT 



Cape Fear, Cumberland Oonaty, N. 0. 



October 14-17, 1869. 



RIDGE WAY, N. C : 

T H O S . M . il U G H E S , P R I N T E R , 

1870. 




PEOCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, October 14, 1869. 

The Introductory Sermon ^vas preached according to appoint- 
ment, by Elder J. H. Cobb, from Jer., viii: 6. "What have 

I done." 

After an intermission of thirty minutes, the Association was 
called to order by Elder A. B. Alderman, the Moderator, and 
organized by reading a portion of Scripture and Singing. 
Prayer was then offered, Elder Joab Smith leading. 

The list of Churches was then called, and a majority of the 
delegates being present, the Association proceeded to business. 
Appointed J. T. Tolar Assistant Secretary. 

Appointed Theophilus Evans and the Deacons of the Cape 
J'ear Church, a Committee to arrange the preaching exercises. 

Appointed M. McK. Smith and J. L. Autrie a Committee of 

Finance. 

Church letters were then called for, presented, read, and the 
names of delegates enrolled. 

The term of the officership of the Association having expired, 
the Association proceeded to ballot for officers, which resulted 
in the election of Elder A. B. Alderman, Moderator ; D. W. 
McGugan, Clerk, and T. Taylor, Treasurer. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding and Visiting breth- 
ren. Elder Hugh McAlpin, from the Eastern Association, pre- 
sented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Appointed the male members of the Cape Fear Church, a 
Committee on Vigilance. 

Extended an invitation to Churches wishing to form a con- 
nection with this Association. The Delegates from the Church 
at Shiloh, in Bladen county, from the Cape Fear Association, 



♦ 



was received and the right hand of fellowship extended to them. 

Antioch, a newly organized Church, in Cumberland county, 
was received, and the right hand of fellowship was extended to 
the delegates. 

Association then adjourned until Friday morning. Prayer 
was then offered, Elder H. McAlpin leading. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 



Friday Morning, October 15. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment, and after readinn- 
a portion of Scripture, and Pinging, by the Moderator, prayer 
was then offered. Elder J. M. Beasley leading. 

Minutes of Thursday read and approved. 

The invitation of Thursday was renewed to visitino- and 
corresponding brethren. Dr. Wingate, President of Wake 
Forest College, J. H. Mills, editor of the Biblical Hecorder, 
presented themselves, and were welcomed to seats ; Elder Wm. 
Melvin, from the Cape Fear Association, and brother Tyson, 
from the Sandy Creek Association, presented themselves and 
were welcomed to seats. 

Churches not represented on yesterday were called and the 
letters read, and the names of delegates enrolled. 

The report on Ministerial Education was called for and laid 
on the table until the afternoon. 

Appointed brothers J. T. Ausley and Joseph Thames, a Com- 
mittee to audit the Treasurer's and Financial Committee's re- 
ports. 

The report on Periodicals, and other kindred reports, to be 
called for at the hour of 1 3 o'clock, on Saturday. 

Corresponding Messengers called on to report. 

Brother Jas. F. Marsh reports having attended the Sandy 
Creek Association, and was cordialy received ; Elder A. B. Al- 
derman attended the Eastern Association, and was cordially 
received. The Clerk presented a package of Minutes from the 
Pee Dee Association. 

Appointed P. Taylor, D. W. McGugan and Jas. T. Tolar, a 



Committee to ascertain the salaries paid to pastors, the number 
of religious papers taken in each Church, the number of Sab- 
bath Schools in each Church, the number of volumes in each 
library throughout the Association. 

A letter Avas then read from the New Light Colored Church 
asking for admission, and is advised to join a Colored Associa- ' 
tion, which the Association will assist in organizing. 

A letter from the Grey's Creek Colored Church was read, 
requesting the Association to appoint a Presbytery to examine 
and ordain to the work of the " Gospel Ministry," one or more 
of their members if found competent. ' 

Resolved, That we, as an Association, cordially recommend to any 
and all of our Ministers to labor for, and with the Colored people, as 
often as they can, at such times and places, as will be most beneficial 
to their good. 

Appointed P. Taylor and J, T. Tolar, a Committee to nomi- 
nate a Presbytery to examine and ordain applicants for ordina- 
tion. 

Appointed D. W. McGugan and J. T. Tolar, a Committee to 
prepare a list of the Executive Board for the ensuing year. 

Association suspended until 2 o'clock. 



Afternoon Session, 

Association again resumed business. 

Appointed M. McK. Smith, J. T. Ausley and E,. Butler a Com- 
mittee to nominate Ministers to preach on the different subjects, 
at the next session of this body. 

The query from the Magnolia Church was then taken up and 
answered. 

Query : When a charge is presented against a member, on 
the testimony of one witness, and the witness testifies to the 
truth of the accusation and the accused denies ; what is the 
proper course to pursue ? Answer : Let the Church decide. 

Report on Ministerial Education called for, read, and, after 
very appropriate addresses from Drs. Wingate and McDaniel, 
Elders Beasley and Alderman, and brother Mills, the report was 
laid on the table until Saturday evening. 



The Association resolved to sustain Levy Bryan, a benefi- 
ciary from this Association, one year at Wake Forest Colleo-e. 
And the sum of $105 00 was subscribed for that purpose by 
Churches and individuals. 

It was agreed that a collection be taken up for the arrearao-es 
against the Board of Education at Wake Forest, the collection 
amounted to $8 25. 

Besohed, That the next session of this body, beheld with the Church 
at Briar Branch, Bladen county, N. C, commencing at half past 10 
o'clock, A. M., on Thursday before third Sabbath in October, 1870. 
Elder A. B. Alderman, to preach the Introductory Sermon ; Elder 
E. D. Johnson, Alternate. Dr. Jas. McDaniel, to preach the Missionary 
on Sabbath ; Elder H. S. Spivey, Alternate. 

Association adjourned until 10 o'clock, Saturday morning. 
Prayer, Dr. Wingate, leading. 
Benediction by Dr. McDaniel. 



Saturday Morning, October 16. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment. 

Session openedby reading a portion of Scripture and Sinwino-, 

by the Moderator. Prayer, Elder E, D. Johnson leadino-. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Names of Delegates were then called, and absentees marked. 

Report of the Committee on Executive Committee, called for, 
report read and adopted for the ensuiiig year. 



CHURCHES. 

Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek, 

Coicord, 

Magnolia, 

Piny Grove, 

Fayetteville, 

Ko'clifish, 

Kingsbury, 

Mancbester, 

Antioch, 

Baptist Chapel, 

Spring Branch, 

Salem, 



COMMITTEEMEN. 

C D. Berk. 

P. P. KoUins. 

J. L. Autrie. 

M. J. Jones. 

Jas. Guy. 

P. Taylor. 

Jno. Muslewhlte. 

D. A. Buie. 

D. Kivet, 

H. L. Hall. 

H. J. Loekamy. 

Elder J. Ivf. Beasley. 

J. C. Howard. 



CHUKCHES. 

Pleasant Union, 
Piny Green, 
Providence, 
Green Spring, 
Saddletree, 
Bladen Union, 
Cypress Creek, 
Briar Branch, 
Beaver Dam, 
Corinth, 
Clybous, 
Shiloh, 
White Oak, 



COMMITTEEMEN-. 

I. Sessoms, 

W. H. McLamh. 

D. W. McGugan. 

N. Johnson. 

Elder E. D Johnson. 

Wm. Hollingsworth. 

M. McK. Smith. 

J. H. Tatum. 

M. Bullard. 

J. Horn. 

Elder F. Privatt. 

Arthur Core. 

R. W. Howard. 



Report of the Executive Board, for the past year, was then 
called for, read and adopted, which report is as follows : 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

The Board had four regular meetings during the past Associational year. Many 
of the Churches have failed to be represented in said meetings. The Board have 
expended SU7.81 in sending Ministers to supply, in part, the destitution in the 
hounds of this Association. Tho Board have had the services in part, of Elders 



Spivey, Alderman, Beasley and West. Tbirty-ficven baptisms liave been reported. 
The Board Lave received, from eburcbes and friends, ?143.08 for Domestic Mis- 
sions. The Board feel that great good has been done. We trust that the seed 
sown will bring forth harvest into the garner of the Lord. 

Respectlully submitted, 

P. TAYLOR, Chairman. 

Appointed Elders J. M. Beasley and E. D. Johnson a Com- 
mittee to nominate Corresponding Messengers. They report 
as follows : 

To the Sandy Greek.— Dr. Jas, McBaniel, Elder J. M. Beasley and 
J. F. Marsh. , , , ^ 

To the Eastern.— Elders E. D.Johnson, A. B. Alderman and L. 

Can-ol. 

To the Raleigh.— Elders E. Newton and J. F. Marsh. 

To the Cape Fear.— Elders F. Privatt, E. D. Johnson, P. B. McGugan 
and J. J. Cobb. , ^ . n,^ 

To the Pee Dee— Elders J. H. Cobb, S. W, Cobb and Jas. A. Mc- 
Gugan. 

Treasurer called on to report Report [read and adopted, 
which is as follows : 

TEEASUEEE'S EEEORT. 
Cash on band, October, 1868, $^3 36 

Foreign Mission Fund. 2q ns 

Domestic Missions, 1*^ ^° 

Minute Fund, _____ 

$311. 54 

Paid Clerk, ^20 00 

" For Printing Minutes, *^ "^ 

" " Foreign Missions, ^^ ^^ 

" " Express and Freight, 2 00 

" » Exchange, °{ 

" " Domestic Missions, ^'■' °J- 

$206 18 $206 18 



Balance on hand October 1869, $105 36 

P. TAYLOR, Treasurer. 

The queries were then taken up and discussed. 

1st, From the Cape Fear Church. Should we recognize 
immersion by Pedobaptists, as valid baptism I Answer, No. 

2d. From, the Cape Fear, questions the propriety of with- 
drawing fellowship from the Association which permits its 
Churches to receive members on Pedobaptist immersion. The 
query was discussed at some length, but for want of time it, with 
others, was laid on the table indefinitely. 

Report on Periodicals was called for, none submitted ; but 
several appropriate addresses were delivered by J. H. Mills, 
editor of the Recorder, Dr. Wingate and others. A goodly num- 
ber of subscribers were obtained. 

Association suspended for half an hour. 



6 

Afternoon Session. 

Association again resumed business. 

Report on Foreign Missions called for, read and received, 
which is as follows : 

KEPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Your Committee appointei! at the last session of this body, to report on the 
Foreign Mission cause, feel uuable to do justice to a subject of so much impor- 
tance. The fi> Id is so very large, and so inviting that your Committee feel 
that written or printed reports will not accomplish the object. Two thmgs we 
feel to be indispensable to the cause of Foreigh Missions, namely : Money and 
Prayer ; therefore, be it 

Jiesolved, That the Association request all the Ministers, in the bounds of this 
Association, to lav the matter before their Churches ; and take up a collection 
in aid of Foreign Missioas, during the winter or spring and send up the amount 
to the Clerk of the Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 

A young lady on her death-bed having requested her breast 
pin to be sold for Foreign Missions, the Association buys the 
same at five dollars, and presents the pin to her sister. 

The Association then gave way to hear Dr. Wingate, in be- 
half of Wake Forest College. 

Report on Ministerial Education called up from the min- 
utes of yesterday, and adopted. Also a report of contributions 
in aid of L. Bryan, a beneficiary. The report is as follows : 

REPORT OX MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

The Christian Ministry, is the highest ond most responsible calling on earth, 
and the work to be performed the most important ; it necessarily requires quali- 
fications of the first oruer. The Lord has committed the preaching of the Gos- 
pel to human instrumentalitj', aud in the accomplishing of his purpose, he 
usualy works through the agency of means, is very evident. As we may natu'raly 
expect, more will be accomplished by a man of cultivated mind, other capacities 
being equal, than by one whose qualifications are of an inferior grade. 

Many, very many, energetic and self-sacriticing ministers have succeeded and 
done much for the kingdom of Christ, with but a verj limited education, is 
rea 'ilv admitted ; but the question naturally arises, that with a liberal education 
what might they not have accomplished; what mottiflcation they might have 
escaped, or what diflaculties might have been made lighter, we cannot con- 
jecture. 

As education and inteligence are rapidly advancing, the times demand a 
corresponding increase in Ministerial Education ; hence we need not expect 
ministers of ihe same grade ot learning, to ivjco li^' ish the same in the present 
or succeeding age, that they did in the past. We therefore request our youn» 
brethren, who have the Ministry in view, to avail themselves of all the means in 
their power, to obtam a liberal education. And to those already in the Ministry, 
■whose advantages for cultivating their minds have been limited, and whose age 
or condition in life will possibly admit ot it, we would urge the necessity of 
further imp overaeiit. The lawjer or physician cannot lay aside his studies as 
soon as his license or diploma is obtained, if he expects to command an extensive 
practice or succeed well in his profession. 

Application is just as necessary in the Ministerial as in the legal or medical 
profession, if you would be a "workman approved; who need not be ashamed, 
rightly dividing the word aright." In order to keep the mind strong and vigor 
ous, it must be kept in continual exercise. Rust consumes faster than labor- 
wears, and the key that is often used is always bright. But literary acquirements, 
desirable and necessary as they are, should not be our only object; the heart 



nrast be educated, and we should labor for the development of all those Chris- 
tian graces which beautify and adorn the Ministerial profession. Study God's 
word li^eat a throne of grace, seek more of the mind and spirit of Christ, 
"prove all things," and be faithful unto death, and then receive the unfading 
crown of eternal life. COMMITTEE. 

Brother Levi Bryan, our beloved beneficiary, commenced his studies at Wake 
Forest College, first of August, 1867, and has pursued them faithfully ever since. 
He is now about half through freshman class. 1 am happy to say he stands very 
fair in his studies, and in his moral deportment, and he is considered by the facul- 
ty and brethren about the College, and by myself to be sound in doctrine. I do 
hope he will be, he muet be sustained, and let him finish his course of studies. 
Ihave received and paid over to him the following sums and clothing, from the 
follow. ng friends of education to sustain him there. 

August 5th 1859.— Cash, 60 cts. ; three yards jeans, one pair socks. September 
13th— Flat H. Howard, $5 00 ; Jacob C. Howard, 5 00. October 19th— Collec- 
tion at the Association at Piny Grove, 20 20. May 17th 1868~Conecrion at 
Providence, 10 00; Mary J. Tolar, 50 cts. ; J. T. Tolar, 50 cts. ; Jas. Thames, 
100; N. Williamson, 100. June 14th— Collection at Salem, 7 45; Isabella 
Howard, one shirt ; a. A. Howard, one pair socks; M. A. Howard, one pair 
socks; M. E. Howard, one pair socks; C. N. Howard, one pair socks ; M. A. 
Autrie, one pair socks. August— Elder B. F. Jessup, 5 00; Marsl-ali Lewell, 
1 00 ; I. C. Melviu, 50 cts. ; I. M. Jecsup, 5 00. September— Collection at 
Magnolia, 8 00; October— Collection at Association at Pleasant Union, 4 90; 
L W.Strickland, 50 cts. May 29th 1869— Collection at Spring Branch, 2 45; 
collection at Salem, 3 85; collection at Providence, 10 00; collection at Sad- 
dletree, 100; Sundries, 1 20. Total, 94 95. Fayefteville Church sent to broth- 
er Walte'S for L. Bryan, 50 00. ^ ^ -.o.-u -.oc-r 
Paid the above over to brother L. Bryan as follows: December l-sth 18b7, 
30 80 ; July 1868, 26 55 ; January 1869, 30 00; July 27th 1869, 17 30.— Total 94 6.5 ; 
and one shirt, three yards cloth and six pair socks. For all of which I have hia 

'''''^'- '^'^'^' A. B. ALDERMAN. 

Appointed Dr. Jas. McDaniel, Elders A. B. Alderman and 
J. M. Beasley, a Presbytery to examine and ordain applicants 
for ordination. 

Report on Intemperance called for, read, and adopted, it is 

as follows : 

REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE, 

Tour roromittee are at a loss to know what direction to take, eo much has 
been sa'd, done, and written relative to this wholesale and wide spread evil, it 
makes paupars broken-hearted wives, anr) straving children by thelhousaud every 
year. It fills the jails, penitentiary and alms-house, with miserable inmates, 
and destroys the body for usefulness here, and the soul made miserable here- 
after. It cots a great sum to do so much mischief. It is estimated that 4W,- 
000,000, gallons of spiritous liquors were last year drank in this country. The 
annual cost of the 50 ),000 paupers, made by intemperance, amounts to i6..5,000,- 
000, of tue insanity resulting from it $U,OuO,000, the expense to tne country of 
the crimes commiltedby it is $40,000,000. Add to these amounts the cost of the 
liquor which is n t less than 81,000,000,000, the value of the grain, sugar and prop- 
erty destroyed, the labor lost and the sickness, &c., we have the estimated and 
enormous amount of gl, 650,000,000, annually exoended in.this country for this 
body anJ soul destroying curse. Oh when shall we be relieved from such a 
curse. Oh when will the wickedness of the wicked have an end. 

Respectfully submitted. COMMITTEE. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be, and are hereby tendered 
to the inhabitants of this vicinity, for the very kind and hospitable 
manner in which they have entertained this body. 



8 

Appointed Elders J. M. Beasley and E. D. Johnson a Com- 
mittee to nominate writers and subjects for tlie next session. 
They report the following persons and subjects : 

Home Missions.— D. W. McGugan and S. W. Cobb. 
Foreign Missions.— Elders J. M. Beasley and P. Taylor. 
Ministerial Education.— Elders A. B. Alderman and L. Godwin- 
Sabbath Schools.— Elders J. H. Cobb and E. Carlile. 
Mmisterial Support.— Elders H. S. Spivey and J. C. Howard. 
Periodicals.— Elders E. D. Johnson and H. H. Ellis. 

Agreed to print as many minutes as the funds in hand will 
justify. The Clerk to have $15 00 for his services. 

Agreed to meet on Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock, to hold a 
Sabbath School meeting. 

Association then adjourned until time and place, next ap- 
pointed. Minutes of Saturday read and approved. 

Closing services by Elder J. M. Beasley. 

" Many of our heads are blossoming for the grave, many are 
the furrows which age is plowing in our cheeks. Many may 
never meet at Briar Branch. Let us discharge our duties 
and do our part towards possessing the land." 

Hymn, " let our bodies part/' &c. 

Prayer, Elder Beasley leading. 

Benediction by Elder A. B. Alderman. 

A. B. ALDERMAN, Moderator. 
D. W. McGuGAN, Clerk. 



Sabbath. 

The morning pleasant and cool ; but a good congregation as- 
sembles early in the house. 

Hymn, «' The praises of my tongue." 

Prayer, Elder McAlpin leading. 

The audience were addressed on Sabbath Schools by Elders 
H. McAlpin, Beasley, Alderman and Dr. Wingate, and also by 
brothersHolingsworth,Fisher and others. The hour of preaching 
arrives, Dr. Wingate is introduced to the audience in the house 
by Elder A. B. Alderman, who addressed them from 1st Cor., 
XV : 58 ''Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, 



unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, foras- 
much as ye know that your Labor is not in vain in the Lord." 
Theme *'the resurrection," at the close of which a recess of half 
an hour is given. 

After recess the Missionary Sermon was preached, according 
to appointment, by Dr. Jas. McDaniel, from Mark ,xii : 41. 
"= And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the 
people cast money into the treasury." 

Theme that of benevolence. At the close of the sermon a 
collection was taken up amounting to $33 30 for Domestic 
Missions. Thus closed a pleasant and harmonious session. 



10 

REPORT ON STATE OF RELIGION AS INDICATED BY THE CHURCH 

LETTERS. 

Cape Feai.— Complains of a spiritual dearth. Elder A. B. Alderman, Pastor. 
Cedar Creek.— Nothing cheering. Complains of coldness Elder A. B. Alder- 
man, Pastor. 

Concord.— Thcj' have had an interesting revival. Forty-one added bv bap- 
tism. Elder R. Fisher, Pastor. 
Mao;nolia.— They have been somewhat revived. Elder R. Newton, Pastor. 

Piny Grove.— Are in peace and union. Thirteen added by baptism. Elder W. 
C. West, Pastor 

Fayfttteville.-Nothing very interesting. Dr. Jas. McDaniel, Pastor. 

Rockfish. — Complains of coldness. Elder W. C. West, Pastor. 

Kingsbury. — Has nothing special. Elder R. Newton, Pastor. 

Manchester. — Have had several accessions and much revived. Elder J. JI. 
Beasley, Pastor. 

Antioch.— Is a newly constituted Church; is in a thriving condition. Elder J. 
M. Beasley, Pastor. 

Baptist Chape!. — Have had a glorious revival. Elder R. Fisher, Pastor. 

Spring Branch.— Has nothing cheering to communicate. Elder J. M. Beasley, 
Pastor. 

Salem.— Nothing interesting, they are in peace. Elder H. S. Spivey, Pastor. 

Pleasant Union.— They have been revived, and brotherly love abounds. Elder 
11. S. Spivey, Pastor. 

Piny Green.— They are in a cold and languishing condition, having lost their 
house of worship bj fire the past year. Elder H. S. Spivey, supplied them a part 
of the year. 

White Oak.— Nothing special. They are in peace among themselves. Elder 
H. S. Spivey, Pastor. 

Corinth. — They have been revived. Elder N. Mercer, Pastor. 

Cypress Creek.— They are in love and Christian fellowship with each other. 
Elder Joab Smith, Pastor. 

Beaver Dam. — They are in peace. Elder H. McAlpin, Pastor. 

Briar Branch.— Nothing special. Elder W. S. Melvin, Supply. 

Shiloh. — They have been revived. Elder W. C. West, Pastor. 

Bladen Union. — Has been much revived. Thirty added by baptism. Elder 
E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Green Spring. — Nothing interesting. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 
Providence. — They have had some accessions. Elder J. Monroe, Pastor. 
Saddletree — Have had some accession. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 
Clybons.— They have been revived. Elder F. Privatt, Pastor. 



Cape Fear, 

Concord, 

Magnolia, 

Piny Grove, 

Fayetteville, 

Rockfish, 

Manchester, 

Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 

Providence, 



SUBSCRIPTION IN BEHALF OF EDUCATION. 



5 00 

Ho 00 



Cypress Creek, 

Briar Branch, 

Corinth, 

Clybons, paid 3 50 

White Oak, 

Shiloh, 

Klder J. M. Beasley 



paid, 



To liqudate the old debt. 



$ 5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 



105 00 



A young 'ady, a member of one of the Churches, (who died iu Florida,) hav- 
ing, on h( r death-bed, given her breast pin to be sold for For.-Lgn Missions, the 
Association buys the same at five dollars and presents the piu to her youngest 
sister. 



Elder J. M. Beasley, 

P. Taylor, 

Elder J. Smith, 

E. Carlile, 

V. Downing, 

D. W. McGugan, 

W. B. Odum, 

O. W. Council, 



50 


2ts. 


50 




50 




50 




50 




50 




25 




25 





A, S. Smith, 

F. A. Privatt, 

J. S. Beard, 

D. Kivett, 

Elder D. H. Calahan, 



25cts 


25 


«( 


25 


K 


25 


i( 


80 


l( 



$5 00 



11 

DELEGATES FROM THE CHURCHES. 
Cape Fear. — C. D. Berk, R. J. Fennel, James Marsh. 
Cedar Creek.— Elder B. F. Jessup, P. P. Rollins, V. Downing. 
Concord.— Elder R. Fisher, J. L. Autrie, J. Horn. 
Magnolia.— W. H. Melyin, W. A. Melvin, J. Averitt. 
Piny Grove.— Elder D. H. Calahan, J. S. Beard. 
Fayetteville. — Dr. James McDaniel, P. Taylor, Theo. Evans. 
Eockfish.— John Musle white, T. H- Massey. 
Kingsbury.- D. A. Buie, J. West. 
Manchester.— E. T. Kivett, D. Kivett. 
Antioch.— S. Strickland, J. Daughtevy, J. Starling. 
Baptist Chapel.— B. Jackson, B. Williams, 

Spring Branch.— Elder A. B. Alderman, Elder J. M. Beasley, H. T. Jackson. 
White Oak.— E. Cooper, R. W. Howard. 
Salem.— R. Butler, D Coper. 

PleabantUuion.— J. A. R. Howard, N. Faircoith. 

Piny Green.— W. H, McLamb, W. B. Royal. 

Green Spring. —N. H. Jones, O. W. Council, W.S. Fisher. 

Providence.— Elder J. H. Cobb, D. W. McGugan, J. T. Ausley. 

Saddletree —Elder E. D. Johnson, E. Carlile, L. Humphrey. 

Clybons.— Elder F. Privatt, F. A. Privatt, W. B. Odum. 

Cypress Creek.— Elder J. Smith, M. McK. Smith, A. S. Smith. 

Briar Branch.— J. H. Tatum, W. Suggs. 

Beaver Dam.— W. F. Beard, M. Hall. 

Bladen Union.— Wm. Holingsworth, R. Riddle, J. S. Willis. 

Shiloh.— A. Core, D. D. Salmons, S. R. Cain. 

Corinth. -W. Lockamy, S. A. Carter, W. C. Furmagc. 



Note —The Committee apnointed to ascertain the Pastors' Sallaries, and the 
various'contrihutions from the Churches for benevolent puiposes, are unable to 
rnakl n r^mnnlcte table this vcar ; the information contained in the letters of the 
SLssirwaf too limite-d; this will show why the tables are not filled out 

complete. COMMITTEE. 

The Clerks of Churches, will please give information in full in their next let- 
leis to the Association : the amount o^f Pastors' Sallaries ; Dome^stic Mission 
und Forei4 Mission fund ; Association fund ; Educational -Sabbath Schools. 
Co^portage,"&c ; the number of religious papers taken in the Church ; the num- 
ber of scholars in each Sabbath Schools ; Volumes in libraries ; number of Sab- 
bath School papers ; number of teachers, &c. CLERK. 



11 



A STATISTICAL 

SHOWING THE PASTORS OF CHUECHES AND THEIK 

CONTRIBUTIONS OF CHURCHES, 




Cumberland Co 

Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek, 

Concord, 

Magnolia, 

Piney Grove, 

Fayetteville, 

Kockfish, 

Kinysbury, 

Manchester, 

Antioeh, 

Sampson Co. 
Baptist Chapel, 
Spring Branch, 
White Oak, 
Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 
Piny Green, 
Corinth, 

Robeson Co. 
Green Spring, 
Providence, 
Saddletree, 
Clybons, 

JBladeu Co. 
Cypress Creek, 
Briar Branch, 
Beaver Dam, 
Bladen Union, 
Shiloh, 



A.B.Alderman,Hawley's Store, 
A. B. Alderman, Hawley's Store, 
R. Fisher, Blockersville, 
R. Newton, Manchester, 
|H. S. Spivey, Hawiey's Store, 
Dr. Jas. McDaniel,Favetteville, 
W. O. West, Fayetteville, 
R. Newton, Manchester, 
J. M. Beasley, Fayetteville, 
J. M. Beasley, Fayetteville, 

R. Fisher, Blockersville, 
J. M. Beaslej', Faj-ettevllle, 
H. S. Spivey, Hawley's Store, 
H. S. Spivey, Hawley's Store, 
H. S. Spivey, Hawley's Store, 
H. S. Spivey. Hawley's Store, 
N. Mercer, Lumberton, 



Jas. Marsh, Grey's Creek, 
Wm. S. Hair, Fayetteville, 
iJas. L. Autrev, Blockersville, 
IJ. H. Averitt.'BlockersvlIle, 
;S. J. Guy, Fayetteville, 
J. F. Marsh, Fayetteville, 
'J. Mublewhite, Fayetteville, 
jC. D. Nixon, Fayetteville, 
D. Kivet, Manchester, 



E. D. Johnson, Luraberton, 
J. Monroe, Shoe Heel, 

E. D. Johnson, Lumberton, 

F. Privatt, Lumberton, 

J. Smith, Fayetteville, 

W. S. Melvin, Elizabethtown, 

H. McAlpin, Clinton, 

E. D. Johnson, Lumberton, 

W. C. West, Fayetteville, 



H. J. Lockamy,Hawley'8 Store. 
L. Godwin, Hawley's Store, 

J. C. Howard, Ownersville, 

W. S. Howard, Ownersville, 
J. A. Royal, Clinton, 
I. Simmons, Clinton, 



O. W. Council, St. Paul's, 
D. W. McGugau, Favetteville, 
Ervin CarlilerSt. Paul's, 
F. A. Privatt, Lumberton, 

M McK. Smith,El)zabcthtovi'n, 
W. T. Jessup, Elizabethtown, 
M H. Bullard, Fayetteville, 
F. M. Willis, St. Paul's, 
A. Core, Council's Bluff, 



13 



TABLE, 

POST OFFICES, CLERKS AND THEIR POST OFFICES, 
ADDITIONS AND DIMINUTIONS. 



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5 
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HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



BEAR BRANCH, BLADEN COUNTY, 



OCTOBER 18th and Mtli, 1870. 



wiil.m:i]vgto]v. isr, e. : 

ENGELHAKD & PRICE, STEAM POWER PRESS PRINTERS,, 
JOURNAL BUILDINGS. 




§mutHnp. 



Thursday, October 13th, 1870. 

Tlie Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder E. Di 
Johnson, from Philippians, 1 st chap., 9th, 10th and 11th verses : 

"And this I pray, that your love may abound yefc more and more in 
knowledge and in all judgment ; 

That ye may approve things that are eicelleut ; that ye may be sincere 
and without offence till the day of Christ ; 

Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, wliich are by Jesus 
Christ, unto the glory and praise of God." 

After an interval of thirty minutes the Association was 
called to order by D. W. McGugan, the Clerk ; and in the 
absence of the Moderator, Elder F. Prevatt, was requested 
to act as Moderator, pro tern, and the Association was or- 
ganized by reading a portion of Scripture and singing. 
Prayer was then offered. Brother P= P. EoUins leading. 

The list of Churches was then called, and a majority being 
present, the Association proceeded to business, 

Appointed J. T. Tolar and A S. Smith, assistant Secretaries. 

Appointed Elders E. D. Johnson and C. D. Berk ai Com- 
mittee of Finance. 

Church letters were then called for, presented, read, and 
the names of delegates enrolled. 

The term of the officership of the Association having ex- 
pired, the Association proceeded to ballot for officers, which 
resulted in the election of Elder F. Prevatt, Moderator ; D. 
W. McGugan, Clerk and Treasurer. 

Extended an invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren: Elder Wm. Melvin and John Monroe, from the 
Cape Fear Association, presented themselves and were wel- 
comed to seats. 

Appointed the male members of the Briar Branch Church, 
a Committee of Vigilance. 



2 

Extended an invitation to CliuroLes wishing to form a 
connection with this Association. The Delegates from the 
Church and Cameron's Grove, in Moore Conntj, a newly 
organized Church, was received and the right hand of fel- 
lowship was extended to them. Mount Elam, a newly or- 
ganized Church, in Sampson County, was received and the 
right hand of fellowship extended to the delegates. 

Appointed Elders J. M. Beasley, Wm. Brunt, E. D. John- 
son and F. Prevatt a Committee of Arrangements. 

Association then adjourned until Friday morning. Prayer,. 
Elder Joab Smith, leading. 



Feiday Moening, October 14th, 1870. 
^ Association met pursuant to adjournment, and after read- 
ing a portion of Scripture and singing, by the Moderator, 
prayer was then ofiered, Elder Wm. Brunt leading; 

Minutes of yesterday were then read and approved. 

Invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren was then' 
renewed. Brother J as. B. Highsmith, from the Eastern 
Association, presented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Constitution and Kules of Order were then read. 

Committee of Arrangements reported. 

Appointed Elders J. M. Beasley, Wm. Brunt, F. Prevatt, 
B. F. Jessup, E. Fisher, E. D. Johnson and A. B. Alderman,' 
a Presbytery to examine and ordain for ordination. Three 
of tha above named committee to form a quorum. ; 

The following resolution was then passed, viz : 

Pf STk^' ^^^ ^e^itiogs of the Esecutive Board has not been as well 
attended by our ministers as we could wish, 

.rfrY''''^' ^^'^ ^^^<^^^ed That all the ministers, by virtue of their office, 
aTeS?tid"2:Sgs.' '^' "^^^^^^'^^ ^°^^^' with a request that they 

Appointed G. W. Downing, J. H. Tatum and A. S. Smith,. 
a committee to nominate ministers for the next session. 

The invitation to corresponding and visiting Brethren 
renewed. Brother E. Johnson, from the Cape Fear Associa- 
tion,, presented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 



Appointed D. W. McGugan and J. T. Tolar a committee 
?to nominate writers and subjects for next session. 

The Association appointed Elder Wm. Brunt to preach, the 
Charity Sermon on Sabbath. 

Appointed Elder E. D. Johnson and E. Fisher to appoint 
Corresponding Messengers. 

Corresponding Messengers of last session called on to 
report : 

Elders F. Prevatt and E. D. Johnson report, that they attended 
the Cape Fear and were cordialy received. D. W. McGugan presen- 
ted a package of minutes from the Pee Dee Association, stating that ifc 
was impossible for the Messengers appointed to attend, owing to tho 
meeting of that body at the same time of our own session. 

Appointed Elder Wm. Brunt and J. M. Beasley a com- 
mittee on Obituary. 

Appointed Elders J. M. Beasley and D. W. McGugan a 

committee to prepare a digest on the state of religion as 

indicated in the Church Letters. 

Resolved, That the next session of this body be held with the Church 
at White Oak, Sampson County, N. C, commencing at 10% o'c ock, A. 
M., on Thursday before the third Sabbath in October, 1871 ; E der J. 
M. Beasley to preach the Introductory Sermon, Elder R. Fisher, Alter- 
nate ; E der Wm. Brunt to preach the Missionary Sermon on Sabbath, 
Elder R. Newton Alternate. 

Agreed to have Constitution and Eules of Order printed. 

Appointed Elder J. M. Beasley and D. W. McGugan a 
Committee to ascertain the cost of printing and binding the 
Minutes of this body from its organization up to the present 
time, and report at our next session. 

Agreed that the Clerk have $20 for his services. 

Resolved to have as many Minutes printed as the funds in 
jiand will Justify. 

Pledges made at last session in behalf of ministerial educa- 
tion were caEed for, and the sum of $42 50 was paid on the 
subscription, made at last session. 

Association suspended until 2 o'clock. 



Afternoon Session. 
Association again resumed business. 
The Association then gave way to the meeting of the 



Executive Board, at the close of which the Association again 
convened and adjourned until Saturday morning. 

Prayer, Elder E. Prevatt leading. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 



Satueday Mokning, October 15th, 1870. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment. 

Session opened by reading a portion of Scripture and sing- 
ing, by the Moderator ; prayer, Elder J. M. Beasley leading. 

Minutes of the preceding day read and approved. 

Names of delegates were then called and absentees marked. 

Eenewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Brother J. H. Mills, Editor of the Biblical Re- 
corder presented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Eeport of the Executive board called for, read and receiv- 
ed. The report is as follows : 

KEPOKT OF TEE EXECUTIVE BOAED. 

The Board held four regular meetings during the past Associatioual 
year. Many of the Churches have failed to be represented in said meet- 
ings. The Board haye expended during the past Associarional year the 
sum of $14:2 46 in sending Missionaries to supply the destitute church- 
es and sections in the bounds of the Association. The Board had in 
their employ Elders Beasley, Newton, Fisher, Wes^, Ervan, Jackson 
and Page, who hive labored for the Board (71) seventy-one days. They 
report fifteen baptisms, one new church organized, as some of the 
fruits of their labors. 

Ail of which is respectfully submitted. 

P. TAYLOE, Chairman. 

The report on Home Missions was then called for and 
read, and after some remarks from Elder J. M. Beasley and 
Brother P. Taylor and others, the report was received, and 
is as follows : 

EEPOET ON HOME MISSIONS. 
This is a subject that should interest every one of us, for the cry 
still comes from the North and South, East and West, send us the 
Missionaries. There are also destitute sections and feeble churches in 
our midst who need aid or they must perish. Some are now scattered 
as "Sheep without a Shepherd," and we do hope the churches will 
arouse at once and comribute according to their means for this object, 
that; the Gospel may be sent to those who have it not, so that the waste 
places of Zion may be built up, and the hands of the watchman mav be 
Joosed, and the "Li' tie Eock that was hewn out of the mountain with- 
out hands " may continue to roll until the whole earth shall be evan- 
gelized by the Gospel. 

COMMITTEE. 



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The report on Foreign Missions was called for and read, 
and after several addresses from J. H. Mills and others, the 
report was received, and the sum of $34 97 was received for 
Foreign Missions: 

EEPOET ON FOEEIGN MISSIONS. 

Bbother Modekatok :— Your Committee are happy in knowing this 
Association to be a unib as to Foreign Missions, No tongue, no pen 
can portray the moral grandeur and sublimity of the enterprise. But 
let us contemplate it again and again, that our souls may be filled w) h 
the vast conception. The world, in the broadest sense is our field, i s 
complete evangelization our object. 

No warrier, no statesman ever proposed to his ambition so stupen- 
dous, so arduous an undertaking. Survey the territory, millions of 
square miles in Asia, also in Africa, and large portions of Europe, are 
really missionary ground. Asia. Africa and Europe, each con-ains its 
millions yet to be taught the way of life. Add to these the Islands of 
the Ocean. How arduous the task. Not one of these millions had 
ever felt one throb of real obedience to God, nor do they, nor can ihey 
subject themselves to the laws of God ; they are at enmity to Him and 
all holiness ; apart from this native depravity, the other obi^taeles to be 
overcome would benumb the most heroic humane courage. Nothing 
.short of divine merit and favor can effect so difficult a work. Ihe 
achievement is to be carried to perfection. How simple the instru- 
mentality : "The foolishness of preaching," but the message is divine, 
ihat Godthat promised the heathen and the uttermost parts of the 
ea,rth to his Son, stands pledged to accompany this divine message 
with the power of the spirit. This message is to prevail and conquer 
the whole earth. Just glance at the success already attained. Go 
back to Jerusalem, there on the day of Pent'cost is assembled the first 
and the only church of Christ in all the world. Let all Christendom 
proclaim the fruits of the labors of that one infant church. Turn to 
€arey, Judson, Yates and others, and behuld what efficiency God has 
given to hf-aven-born devotion, energy, self-denial, perseverance and 
laith. At the beginning of this century there were no Missionary So- 
cieties in the United Spates, now there are more than one hundred.-^ 
There are atlea?t 3,000 missionaries, with 7.000 native assistants among 
the heathen. There are at least 4,0,00 christian churches with more 
than 380,000 members, and a greater number of convert outside, at least 
.3,000 christian schools, with over 500,000 pupils. The Bible is trans- 
lated into at least 120 of the most important heathen tongues. All this 
iS the work of the chmch in our day. 

Allow us to direct your attention to France, the work already begun ; 
to Spam, to Italy, the home of the Papal See ; Italy is a literary land, 
she IS awaking and threatening calamity to the Eomanists unless there 
be reformation within. 

In conclusion allow up to say that we know of no one human instru- 
mentality more potent for informing and awakening a mi.^sionary 
spirit iQ our people than the " Home and Foreign Journal." 



.Eespectfally submitted, 



J. M. BEASLEY, ) „ .,, 
P. TAYLOE, J Committee. 



6 



The contributions in behalf of Foreign Missions were as 
follows : 



V. B. Hair $ 50 

E. Johnson 25 

Elder B. F. Jessup 50 

Elder J. Smith 50 

H. Jones 1 CO 

Jas. A McGugan 1 00 

W. B. Eegister 50 

J. A. Eoyal 1 GO 

O D. Strickland 20 

D.L.Smith 50 

E. E. Strickland 50 

H. Jones - . 25 

Elder B. Jackson 50 

M. M. Core 7 

A. S. Smith 50 

Elder L.Bryan 25 

B. Warren 25 

T. L. Jackson 25 



830 27 



Elder J. M. Beasley ^1 00 

P. Taylor 1 GO 

D. Davis 1 GO 

Elder E. Fisher 1 GO 

C. D, Berk 25 

S Penson 50 

T. B. Strickland 1 00 

Wm. C. Furmage 25 

Elder F. Prevatt 1 00 

S. W. Cobb 1 00 

Elder Wm. Brunt 1 00 

M. Strickland 50 

M. Munroe 25 

B. Williams , 50 

Elder E. Newton, for Friend- 
ship Church 1 40 

O. D. Nixon 80 

Elder E. Newton 7 80 

Elder Wm. Melvin 1 GO 

A. Core 25 

J. H. Mills 25 

Eeport on Sabbath Schools was then called for, read and 

received: 

EEPOET ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

We are glad to leara that Sabbath Schools has become more general 
throughoiiit oar Association, and a deeper interest has been manifested 
ito wards them, both by teachers and scholars the past year. The read- 
ing, studying and understanding of God's word and complying with its 
^requirements, who can tell its importance. Therefore, we are of the 
opinion, to be a good and efficient Saperiutendeat or Teacher, male or 
iemale, they must be born of the Spirit of Ood ; they should have a 
good stock of Bible knowledge, that they may be able to teach it to 
■others. We think they should explain the holy Scripture the best 
they can to their reading classes ; they should endeavor to make their 
school as attractive and interesting as possible. The teachers should 
endeavor to make their scholars feel that they want them all 
sbelievers in Christ, that they may know the tru'h and the truih shall 
make them free. We would recommend all our Schools to get books 
and Sabbath school papers, but the Bible, and especially the New 
Testament, is the Sabbath School Book. 

COMMITTEE. 

The Association then appointed Delegates to the Baptist 
;State Convention, viz: Elders Wm. Brunt, J. M. Beasley, 
A. B. Alderman, E. D. Johnson, L. Bryan and Brothers D. 
W. McGugan and P. P. Eollins. 

Committee to appoint writers and subjects for next session 
>called on to report — they report the following : 



Domestic Missions— P. P, Eollins and W. S. Hair. 
."Porpign MissioDS — Elder Wm. Brunt end J. F. Marsh. 
Ministerial Education— A. S. Smith and M.' McK. Smith. 
Ministerial Support— Elder E. D. Johnson and H. H. Ellis. 
Sabbath Schools— Elder J. M. Beas'ey and P. Taylor. 
Periodicals — Elder B, F, Jessup and Alex. Thagard. 
In'emperance— Elder J. H. Cobb and S. J. Cobb, Jr. 
Baptist State Convention— Elders A. B. Alderman and B. Jackson. 

Agreed that the Association meet on Sabbath morning inj 
a Sabbath School Mass Meeting, at 9| o'clock. 

Committee to appoint Corresponding Messengers called 

on to report — they report the following : 

To Sandy Creek— Elders J. M. Beasley, Wm. Brunt and Brother 
Jas. F. Marsh. 
To the Eastern— Elder A. B. Alderman and Brother P. P. Eollins. 
To the Ealeigh— Elder E. Newton and Brother Jas. F, Marsh. 
To the Cape Fear— Elder E. D. Johnson and Brother D. W. McGugan. 
PcG Dee— Elder J. H. Cobb and Brother D. W. McGugan-. 

Association suspended until 2 o'clock, F. M. 



Apteenoon Session. 

Association resumed business. 

Financial Committee called on to report. 

They report $60 25 minute fund. 

Beneficiary Fund and Minute Fund, and aU other funds 
was ordered to be paid over to the Treasurer. 

Keport on Periodicals called for, read and then receiv- 
ed ; it is as follows : 

Yonv Committee would heartily recommend the Biblical Eecorder, 
published at Ealeigh, and the Home and Foreign Journal, publisbe 1 at 
Kicbmond, Va., to every family in the bounds of the Associate n. Those- 
papers are truly worthy of a place in every house, and to be read by every 
persnn. They con'ain a vast amount of rich and very important mat- 
er which we cannot get without them, and without them we are far 
behind the times. We find that where those papers are taken and read,, 
the peo^.le aie more intelligent and more active in the cause of Christy 
and we do hope that the brethren will take and read them. 

We wou'd also recommend "Kind Words," and the " Child's De- 
lijght," published by the Sunday School Board, located at Memphis^ 
Tenn. To every Sabbath School they are the very thing f r the- 
children. They havn an able corps of editors. Address S. C. Eogers^ 
361 Main Street, Memphis, Tenn. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 

After the reading of the above report several addresses- 
were delivered by Elders Wm. Brunt, J. M. Beasley and 



8 

Brothers P. Taylor, J. H. Mills, and a goodly number of 
subscribers were obtained for the Recorder. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be and are hereby tendered 
to the inhabitants of this vicinity for the very kind and bospitabl© 
manner in which they have entertained it. 

Minutes of Saturday read and approved. 

Closing services by Elder J. M. Beasley. 

Hymn, " Blest be the tie that binds." 

Prayer, Elder E. D. Johnson, leading. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 

F. PBEYATT, Moderator. 

D. W. McGuGAN, Cleric. 



Sabbath Moening. 

Eider F. Prevatt is called to the chair. 

Prayer, Elder Joab Smith leading. 

Sunday School addresses were delivered by Elders J. M^ 
Beasley, J. Smith and Brother P. Taylor, The addresses 
were timely and interesting, and we hope mitch good will be 
the result. 

The hour of preaching having arrived, the congregation 
adjourned to the stand. 

Elder Wm. Brunt read Ephesians 2d chapter. 

Hymn, " Grace, 'tis a charming sound." 

Prayer, Elder J. M. Beasley leading. 
- Hymn, " Salvation, O the joyful sound." 

Elder Wm. Brunt preached to a large and attentive con- 
gregation, from Eph., II chap, and 8th and 10th verses : 

"For by grace are ye saved, through faith; and that not of your- 
selves : it is the gift of God : 

Not of works, lest any man should boast. 

iPor we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 
which God hath before ordaioed that we should walk in them." 

Theme, that of salvation and benevolence. 

At the close of the sermon, the hymn, " From Green- 
land's Icy Mountains." During the singing a collection wa& 
taken up, amounting to $14 30 for missionary purposes. 

A recess of half an hour is given. 

Benediction by Elder F. Prevatt, 

After recess, Elder E. Newton, preached to a large con- 
gregation, and the people dispersed. 



EEPOET OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE 

TO PEEPAEE AN OBITUAEY NOTICE OP 



Elder JAMES McDANIEL was baptized into the rnern- 
bership of the Cape Fear Baptist Church on the 4th Sab- 
bath of Feb., 1827, by Elder David Thames, and entered 
the ministry the same year. :.. We also find him acting as 
Clerk of the Cape Fear Association in the Fall of 1827, 
which position he filled for 14 years. Through his efforts 
the money was obtained, and a church building erected 
in Fayettevnie. In 1837, Nov. 25th, he and Elder D. S. 
"Williams organized a Baptish Church in the aforesaid 
Church building. Elder McDaniel became the Pastor 
and served for 32 years and one month, with the excep- 
tion of a few years while he was Pastor of the First Bap- 
tist Church in Wilmington. He was one of the founders 
of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He 
served that body as President ior 18 years. He died 
Dec. 25th, 1869, in the 67th year of his life, having been 
in the ministry for 45 years. He was a self-made man. 
His superiors in the pulpit were very, very rare. His 
power of feeling and real eloquence were transcendant- 
The pleasantness of his voice and grace of delivery were 
great. He v/as certainly " apt to teach." His moi;al 
character was spotless. From the first of his ministry 
he was a strong advocate of Missions and Temperance. 
His first text was " God is love." 



JNO. M. BEASLEY, Chairman, 
WM. BEENT, 
P. TAYLOE, 



Committee. 



10 

EEPOET ON THE STATE OF BELIGION AS INDICATED BY 
THE CHUEOH LETTEES. 

Cape Fear,— Tliey trust a better spirit prevails. Elder E. D. Jolin- 
Bon. Pastor. 

Cedar Creek.— They have been revived, and are in peace. Sixteen 
added by baptism. Elder B. F. Jessup, Pastor. 

Concord.— They have nothing of importance to communicate. Elder 
W. C. West, Pastor. 

MagnoHa.— They have nothing cheering to communicate. Elder E. 
Newton, Pastor. 

Piney Grove.— They are in peace and union. Elder F. S. Spivey, 
Pastor. 

Fajetteville — Has nothing interesting to communicate. They mourn 
the loss of their former Paster, Dr. Jas. McDaniel. Elder Wm. Brunt. 
Pastor. 

Eockfish. — Nothing special. They have no regular Pastor. 

Manchester.- Tney have been revived, several additions. Elder J. 
M. Beasley, Pastor. 

Antioch.--They have had some accessions. Elder J. M. Beasley, 
Pastor. 

Baptist Chapel.— They have been revived. Thirty-one added by 
baptism. Elder E. Fisher, Pastor. 

Spring Branch.— Have had difficulties to contend with, but havebeen 
properly settled, and have been revived. Thirty-eight added by bap- 
tism. They have no regular Pastor. 

Sa'em. — Not represented. 

Pleasant Union. — Laments their languishing condition. No Pastor' 
now. 

Piney Green.— Has nothing cheering. Elder E. Fisher, Supply. 

White Oak.— Complains of coldness. Elder H. S. Spivey, Pastor, 

Corinth.— They have been somewhat revived. Elder N. Mercer, 
Pastor. 

Mount Elam. — Is-a newly organized church. Elder E, Fisher, Supply. 

Cypress Creek.— Has nothing cheering. Elder Joab Smith, Pastor. 

Briar Branch.— They have nothing special. Elder Wm. Melvin, 
Pastor. 

Beaver Dam. — Have had some additions. Elder Wm. Melvin, Pastor. ' 

Shiloh. — Are in peace. Elder W. C. West-., Pastor. 

Biaden Union. — They have had some additions. Elder E. D. John- 
son, Pastor. 

Green Spring.— They have been somewhat revived. Elder E. D. 
Johnson, Pastor. 

Providence. — They have nothing interesting. Edier J. Monroe, 
Pastor. 

Saddletree. — They have been revived. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor, 

Clybon's. — They are in peace and love. Elder F. Preratt, Pastor. 

Cameron's Grove. — This is a newly organized church. Elder W. C. 
West, Pastor. 



SUBSOEIPTION IN BEHALF OF JHNISTEEIAL EDUCATION, 

Made in 1869 at Caph Feab. 



Eockfish, $4 00 

Salem 5 00 

Pleasant Union 5 00 



Cypress Creek $5 00' 

Corinth 5 00 

White Oak 6 '00^ 



11 

DELEGATES FEOM THE CHURCHES. 

Cape Fear.— C. D. Berk. J. T. Tolar, V. B. Hair. 

Cedar Creek.— Elder B. F. Jefsup, P. P. Rollins, D. Smith, 

Concord.— Elder R Fisher, D. J. Davis. 

Magnolia. —Elder L. Bryan, H. Jones, R. F. Strickland. 

Piney Grove.— S. J. Guy. 

Fayetteville. —Elder Wm. Brunt, Elder J. M. Beasley, P. Taylor. 

Rockfish.— J. Muslewhite, M, Strickland. 

Manchester. — D. Davis. 

Antioch.— H. L. Hall, D. W. Royal, S. Page. 

Baptist Chapel.— Elder W. M. Page, Elder B. Jackson, B. Williams, 

Spring Branch.— T. B. Strickland, O. D. Strickland, W. B, Jacksoa, 

White Oak.— R. M. Grumpier, E. Herring, A. R. Grumpier. 

Pleasant Union.— J. Sessoms, B. Faircloth, L. D. Sessoms. 

Salem — Not represented. 

Piney Green.— J. A, Royal. 

Corinth. — D. Carter, Jas. O. Carter, W, 0, Furmage, 

Mount Elam.— W. H. M. Lamb, B. Warren, T. L. Jackson, 

Green Spring. — N, H. Jones. 

Providence.— D. W. McGugan, Jas. A. McGugan, S. W. Cobb. 

Saddletree.— Elder E. D. Johnson, W. S. Johnson. 

Clybon's.— Elder F. Prevatt, F. A. Prevatt. 

Cypress Creek.— Elder J. Smith, A. ~.S. Smith, J. Cain. 

Briar Branch.— G. W. Downing, J. H. Patum, W. F. Jessap. ' 

Beaver Dam.— H. Jones, S. Vinson, W. F. Beard, 

Bladen Union.— Wm. Hollingsworth, M. Willis, F. M. Willis./ 

Shiloh.— A. Core. 

Cameron's Grove. — A. J. Morris. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

On hand October 15th, 1869 $105 63 

Amount received from churches and individuals, 153 36 

Minute fund of 1869, 62 25 

S321 24 
By Conrta, ,4^„ . . . .$240 66 

$80 58 

Paid Clerk $15 OO 

Printing Minutes, 52 25 

Paid to Itinerants, 142 46 

Foreign Missions, 30 95 

$240 66 

•Cash on hand October the 15th, 1870, $80 58 

P. TAYLOR, Treasurer, 



12 



'A TABLE 

THE PASTOES OF CHUECHES AND THEIR POST 

CONTEIBUTIONS OF CHUECHES, 



OHUSOHES. 


PASTOES & POST OFFICES. 


CLEEKB & POST OFFICES. 


Cumberlana Gj. 






CApt Pear, 


E. D. Johnson, Lnmberton, 


Jae. F. Mareh, Grey's Greek, 


Cedar Creek, 


B. F, JjssDp, Oedar Creek. 


Wm. 8. Hare, Cedar Creek, 


Concord, 


W. 0, West. FayetteTille, ■ 


T-^3. L. Autrie. Blockersville, 


Ma rtolia, 


B. Newiou, MBiioheeter, 


J. F Averitt, Blockersville, 


Pic by Grove, 


-i .r», Spivay, Oweneville, 


8. J. Guy, Fayetteville, 


Fayetteville, 


v^m. Brunt, Fayetteville, 


Jas, F. Mareh, Fayetteville, 


EockBah, 




Jno. Mustlewhite, Manchester, 


Manchester, 


Jno, M. Beasley, Fayetteville, 


D, Kivett, Manchester. 


Antioch, 


Jno. M. Beaeley, Fayetteville, 


J. Daughtry, Fayetteville, 


8ar,%pson Go, 






Baptist Chapel, 


E. Fisher, Blockersville, 


H. J. Lockamy, Hawley'a Store, 


iSpring Branch, 




r. B. Strickland, Hawley'a Store 


"V^hite Oak, 
Balem, 
Pleasant Union, 


H. S. Bpivey, Owensville, 


G. Bennett, Clinton, 




W. S. Howard, OwensviUe, 


Piney Green, 




J. A. Eoyal, Clinton, 


Oorint^, 


Ni Mercer, Lumberton, 


S. Carter, Clinton, 


Mount Elam, 




B. Warren. Hawley's Store. 


Mdbeson Go. 






Green Spring, 


S. D. Johnson, Lumberton, 


0. W. Council, Bt. Paul's, 


Providence, 


J. Monroe, Shoe Hee!, 


D. W; McGugan, Dundarrach, 


Saddletree, 


E. D. Johnson, Lumberton, 


3. E. Davis, Lumberton, 


Clybons, 


F. Prevatt, Lumberton, 


W. B. Odum, Lumberton, 


Bladen Co. 






Cypress Greek, 




W. McE. Smith, Elizabethtown, 


Briar Branch, 


W. S. Melvin, Eljzabethtown, 


W. T. Jessnp, Elizabethtown, 


.■Reaver Dam, 


W. S. Melvin, Elizabethtown, 


•M. H. Ballard, Fayetteville, 


Bladen Union, 


E D. Johnson, Lumberton, 


F. M. Willis, St. Paul's, 


Shiloh, 


W. 0. West, Fayetteville, 




Moore Go. 






Cameron'sGrove 


W. 0. West, FayetteTille. 


A. Clark, Swarm's Station, 



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CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

CEDAR CREEK ASSOCIATION. 



'W'hebeas, God's people are commanded to strive together for the faith of the 
Gospel ; and whereas, in union there is greater strength and capacity for assist- 
ing in the promotion of Christ's Kingdom on Earth ; we, professed disciples of 
Christ, rosolve to unite in an associated capacity on the following constitution : 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the Ce»ar 
Ckeek Baptist Association op Noeth Caeoli\a. 

Art. 2 This body shall be composed of Delegates chosen by the Churches «on- 
nected with it, each Church being entitled to three Delegates. 

Art. 3. In the selection of these delegates, the churches shall pay strict regard" 
to the moral and intellectual qualifications of those appointed. 

Art. 4. The delegates thus selected should bear from their respective churches 
a letter' certifying their appointment, and communicating information relative to 
the state of the church and' the interest thereof. 

Art. 5. The Association shall select out of their members annually a presiding 
officer, a Secretary, a Treasurer, who shall" be elected by ballot, and who shall 
continue in office until the time for the annual election, g 

Art. 6. The object of the Association shall be the promotion of Christ's King- 
dom among men, and the way and means of accomplishing this shall be selected 
and prosecuted in strict conformity to " law and testimony." 

Art. 1. The Association shall have a fund created and sustained by voluntary 
contributions from the churches, which shall be held by the Treasurer, and sub- 
ject to the disposition of the majority present at any annual session. 

Art. 8. A faithful record shall be mad« of the proceedings of each annual ges- 
Bion, which shall be printed and presented to each session. 

Art. 9. It shall be the province of the Association to appoint an executive 
committee, to whom may be submitted the consummation of any plan adopted ; 
which committee shall be answerable for their official acts to the Association. 

Art. 10. The Association shall not maintain permanent fellowship towards any 
of her churches which neglect to institute and preserve proper or Gospel order 
among their members, nor towards any of her churches and ministers who treat 
her Constitution with contempt ; but shall sustain with all her influence such 
as promote Gospel principles and order. 

Art. 11. The Association shall not recognize as valid the ordination of any 
minister which may take place within the bounds of her churches, without her 
prior direction or virtual sanction. 

Art. 12. It shall be the province of the Association to invite to seats, visiting 
and corresponding brethren, who shall be entitled to speak on any point under 
discussion, but not to vote. 

Art. 13. The annual session of this Association shall be on Thursday before the 
third Lord''s day in October, at such place as may be chosen. 

Art. 14. By appointment of the Association there shall be an Introductory Ser-' 
mon preached, and also a Charity Sermon. 

Art. 15. This constitution may be amended at any annual session by a vote of 
t\td-thirds of those present. 



EULES OP ORDER 



OF THE 



CEDAR CEEEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



l._ At each assembling for the transaction of business, the presiding officer, (ov 
la his absence the Secretary,) shall invite the members to their appropriate places, 
and a chairman jiro ten;, shall be appointed. Then the meeting shall be opened 
with reading the Scriptures, praise and prayer, either by him or some one on whom 
he may impose the duty, 

2. _ The presiding oflScer shall, as far as in him lies, maintain a strict con- 
formity to the Constitution and Rules of Order of the Association, in the nature, 
manner and spirit of the business transacted. He shall appoint committees, decide 
questions of order, and give his views on any point under discussion afte? others 
are done speaking. 

3. The names of the delegates shall be called each day of the Bession,''previou8 to 
proceeding to business, and the Minutes jof the jpreceding meeting read and ap- 
proved. 

4. The members shall observe that respect towards the officers and each other, 
•which becometh those that reverence God, whose they are, and whom they serve. 
When any member is about to speak in debate or make remarks, he shall rise from 
his seat, and respectfully address himself to the presiding ofiBcer ; shall confine 
himself to the question under consideration, and avoid all personalities. No mem- 
ber shall speak more than twice on the same question, without leave. 

6. When a motion is made without a second, it shall not receive attention ; but 
if seconded, it shall be stated by the presiding ofiQcer, or if in writing, shall be 
read by the Secretary, before debate. 

6. After a motion is stated by the presiding ofiBcer or read by the Secretary, it 
shall be deemed to be in possession of the Association, but maybe withdrawn 
at any time by the mover, previous to a discussion. 

7. When a question is under debate, no motion or proposition shall be received 
but to adjourn, to lay on the table, to amend, or to postpone indefinitely ; which 
several motions shall have peference in the order in which they are stated. 

8. When a motion has been carried in the affirmative, or negative, it shall be 
in order for any member who voted in the majority to move for reconsideration 
thereof during the same session. 

9. When a subjeot is presented, and is promptly opposed by any member, 
it shall be admitted to consideration by a vote of the Association. 

10. No member shall absent himself from the meeting of the Association unless 
he have permission, or be sick and unable to attend. 

11. All questions, except such as relate to the Constitution, shall be decided 
by a majority of votes. 

12. These rules of Order may be altered or amended at any annual sossion of 
the Association, by a vote of a majority of the delegates present. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



FOUETEENTH AMUiL SESSION 



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HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



WHITE OAK, SAMPSON CO., 



OOTOBEE 12th, 13tli & 14tli, 1871. 




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R A L E I GTI : 

EDWARDS cfe BROUGETO^--, BOOK AND JOB PEmTERs 

1S72. 




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PROCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, October 12tli, 1871. 
The introductory sermon was preaclied by Elder J. M. Beas- 
lej, from Mark vii. chap, 24t]i verse, last clause: "But he 
could not be hid." 

After ai) interval of thirty minntes, the Association was 
called to order by D. W. McGii.^an, the Clerk, and in the ab- 
sence of the Moderator, Elder J. M. Beasley was requested to 
act as Moderator ^^ro tern., and the Association was organized 
by reading a portion of scripture and singing. Prayer was 
then offered by Elder J. D. Hnfhatn. 

A. S. Smith and T. ^Y. Devane were appointed as Eeadino- 
Clerks. 

T. M. Smith and D. J. Davis were appointed a Committee 
of Finance. 

The names of churches were then called and a majority being 
})resent, the Church Letters were called for, read, and the 
names of delegates enrolled. 

The Pastor, Elder H. S. Spivey, and the Deacons of White 
Oak Church were appointed a committee on religious exercises 
during the session. 

The term ot the officers of the Association having expired 
the Association proceeded to ballot for officers, which resulted 
in the election of Elder J. M. Beasley, Moderator, and D. W, 
McGugan, Clerk and Treasurer. 

An' invitation was extended to the corresponding and visit- 
ing brethren, when Elders J, C. fliden, H. McAlpine and 



Brother J. L. Boykin from the Eastern Association ; Elder J. 
D. Hnfharn, Corresponding Secretary of the Baptist State 
Convention ; Brother Jordan Tyson, from the Sandy Creek 
Association, presented thoiriBelves and were welcomed to seats. 

Elders J. M. Beasley, A. B. Alderman and Brother P. Tay- 
lor, were appointed by the Moderator a Committee of Arranoje- 
ments, and the male members of White Oak Church a Com- 
mittee of Yiiiilance. 

An invitation was extended to churches wishing to form a 
connection with this Association. 

The Delegates from Smith's Chapel, presented a letter which 
was read and received and the right hand of fellowship extend- 
ed to thera. 

Judson, a. newly constituted Church, presented a letter which 
was read and received, and the right hand of fellowship extend- 
ed to the delegates. 

The Association then adjourned until Friday morning. 
Prayer by Elder Hiden. Benediction by the Moderator. 



Fkiday Moknino, Oct. 13th, 1S71. 

The Association met pursjiant to adjournment. Thirty min- 
utes were spent in devotional exercises, conducted by Elder J. 
T. Townsend. 

The Association was organized by reading a portion ot the 
scripture and singing. Prayer by Elder Joab Smith. 
Minutes of previous day read and approved. 
Letters of Churches, absent on yesterday, were called lor 
and read and the names of delegates enrolled. 

An invitation was extended to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Elder J. L. Stewart and Brother Ishara Eoyal, from 
the Eastern Association, presented themselves and were wel- 
comed to seats. 

A motion was made to rescind the 11th Article of the Con- 
stitution, and the article was stricken out. 



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The Association suspended for one hour and fifteen minutes 
to hear a sermoii from Elder J. C. Hiden. Text : 1st Tim., 
2d chap., 15th verse : " The church of the living God; the 
pillar and ground of the truth." 



AFTEENOON SESSION. 



The Association again resumed business. 

The Moderator appointed T. W. Devane and A. S. Smith a 
committee to nominate writers and subjects for the next ses- 
sion, and Elder Wuj. S. Melvin and Brother T>. J. Davis, a 
committee to appoint Corresponding Messengers. 

The Corresponding Messengers appointed at the last session 
were called on to report. 

Brother James F. Marsh attended the Sandj Creek Associa- 
tion and was cordially received. None of the others attended. 

The following resolution v/as then adopted: 

_ Resolved, That any member of this Association visiting any other Associa- 
tion with which we correspond, bo considered a Corresponding Messenger. 

Elder C. Newton and Brothers A. Eojal and "j. W. Lane 
from the Eastern Association, presented themselves and were 
welcomed to seats. 

P. Taylor and Wm. Butler were appointed a committee to 
audit the Treasurer and Financial committees report. 

The report on Foreign Missions were called for and read, 
and after several addresses from Elders Wm. Brent, J. C. Hi- 
den, J. D. Iluf ham, a collection was taken up for M. T. Yates' 
Chapel in China, amounting to $31 25. The report was 
adopted. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 
Brother Modekator: Several years ago, human sagacity might have rea- 
sonably regarded the Foreign Mission work as impracticable, but the wisdom 
of faith and obedience thought otherwise. Clirist had spoken the command to 
preach the Gospel to every creature, and it had gone forth , prophecy, in most 
striking figures, had portrayed its suecess; faith could not be entirely de- 
ceived. Confidence in the Redeemer believed that success would crown mis- 
aionary effort. Jesus has in his Providence settled the question practically. 



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We have now both his words and deeds to give us the assurance of hope. The 
Gospel may now be sent to all nations. The word has already been printed in 
every written language. The spirit of enquiry as to the Christian religion is 
amazing. In the Home and Foreign Journal, we read of some remarkable in- 
stances ; the weariness that is felt in Italy and other localities against false reli- 
gion and idolatry, is very encouraging. Paul wrote an epistle to the primitive 
Church in Rome. Now for the first time since the extinction of that church, 
there exists in that city a church holding the faith and ordinances in their scrip- 
tural purity. The Sandwich Lslands witnessed the overthrow of idolatry in 
1820, and now, one-third of the population are church members. It is said, thai 
the United States are not more christian than these islands, and they are en- 
gaged in missionary labor. Madag-ascar has a notable historj?. In the begin, 
ingof this centurj', East Polynesia was entered by missionary self-denial, and 
island after island yielded. They now support native preachers, educate chil- 
dren, participate in the mission enterprise, and the Gospel has spread topmost of 
the islands westward for 3,000 miles. Thirty years ago, the Fejee Islands were 
a terror to sailors because of canibalism. Canibalism has ceased, polygamy and 
infanticide are passing away, and they now have 22,000 church members. In 
Burmah the triumphs have been great — a valuable auxilary. Brahmanism i.' 
giving away extensively in the vast East India Empire. Brother Phillips pre- 
sents Africa as ripe for much victorious toiling, and the benighted people 
are seekinsr lijrht and knowledge. In China the church members stand firm and 
the schools are prosperous and progress is sure. China is perhaps the most im- 
portant field. Let us as long as we claim tobe Alissionary Baptists, see to it 
that every Church shall do a cheet-ful work for Christ as to foreign lands. 

COMMITTEE. 

The report on Ministerial Education was called for, read 
and after addresses were delivered by J. C. Hiden, J, D. Hut- 
ham, Wm. Brent, H. S. Spivey and others a collection was ta- 
ken up for the beneficiaries at Wake Forest College, amount- 
ing to $86 00 in cash and provisions. 

The report M''as adopted. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

(The report not being in the hands of the clerk is not copied 
in order.) 

The Association then adjourned until Saturday morning 10 
o'clock. The Executive Board to meet at 9 o'clock. 

Prayer by Elder Wra. Melvin. Benediction by the Moder- 
ator. 



Satueday Morning, Oct. 14th, 1871. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment and resumed 
business. Minutes of preceding day read and approved.. 

An invitation was extended to corresponding and visiting 
brethren, und brother J. C. Hines from the Eastern Associa- 
tion was welcomed to a seat. 

The report on Sabbat! i Schools was called for and read, and 
after several addresses it was received. 

REPORT O^ SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

The first Sabbath School was formed about 90 years ago by a man by the 
name of Rakes. It then had strong opposition, and the opposition made its ad 
Tooates still more vigorous and efficient. Tbe books and other facilities were 
very limited, but by the few faithful advocates these difficulties were to a con' 
siderable extent overcome and the Sabbath School cause began to spread. 
School after school was organized, books printed, and other facilities enjoyed, 
and much, very much good done and harm prevented, but still there is mnch 
more good that can by the same means be accomplished. Never since the or- 
ganization of the first school, to the present day, has there been anything to 
compare with the present advantages. Scholars become teachers and nnite 
their warm energies; teachers become parents and often teach or see that their 
children are taught in the Sabbath School. These schools to keep up the relish 
and advantages should be not only in summer, but each succeeding Sabbath the 
year roimd. We hope that the churches will get stoves and make their houses 
comfortable, then you can have schools in winter. Preaching and teaching a(^ 
eomplish far more good, and all enjoy it much better. Do try brethren. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE.. 

The report on Periodicals was called for, read, and the Asso- 
ciation was addressed by several persons and a number of sub- 
gcribers were obtained for the Biblical Recorder. The report 
was adopted. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

"Brother Moderator: Your committee considers that religious newspapers 
are aids to biblical inBtrnction, as well as literary information and we heartily 



recommend tlie Biblical Recorder, published in Raleigh, N. C, as one of the best 
Baptist papers. Xo family should be without it, and the Home and Foreign 
Journal, printed in Richmond, Va., containing information which we cannot get 
elsewhere. It tells us monthly what the Southern Baptists are doirg. By it we 
hear from every missionary field to wliinh the Gospel has been sent. In fact 
through these papers we learn the prcsperity and spread of the Redeemer's 
L-ingdom everywhere on earth. There are many Sabbath School papers we 
wouldheartilyrecommendforthechildren, such as Kind Words, and Child^x 
Delight, published by the Sunday School Board, located at Memphis, Tennessee. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. COMMITTEE. 

Resolved, That the next session of this Association be held with the Church 
at Spring Branch, Sampson County, N. C, commencing on Thursday before the 
third Sabbath in October, 1872. Elder J. T. Towns end to preach the Introduc- 
tory Sermon. Elder Wm. S. Melvin, Alternate. Elder II. S. Spivcy to preach 
the Missionary Sermon on Sabbatl) ; Elder Wm. Brunt, Alternate. 

A letter of dismission was tlieii <^ranted the Saddletree 
Church in Robeson conn ty, to assist in forming a new Associa- 
tion. Committee appointed at last session on printing minutea; 
was called on to report, and the report was received" and the 
committee continued until next session. 

The Association suspended business for one hour. 



Afternoon Sessic.n". 

The Association again resumed business. 
Leave of absence granted several delegates. 
The committee appointed to appoint Corresponding Mes- 
sengers M-ere called on. to report, and reported as follows : 

To the Sandy Creek— Elders J. M. Beasley, Wm. Brunt and W. C. West and 
Brothers Jas. F. Marsh and Jeff. Johnson. 

To the Eastern— Elders H. S. Spivey, Joab Smith and Brother M. BuUard. 

To the Raleigh— Elders R. Newton, A. B. Alderman and T. L. Jackson. 

To the Cape Fear— Elders Wm. S. Melvin, E. Davis, E. D. Johnson, F. A. 
Prevatt, and Brothers J. Monroe and C. P. McGugan. 

To the Pee Dee— Elders J. H. Cobb, E. D. Johnson and D. B. McGa^aa. 



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The following were appointed delegates to the Baptist State 
■ Convention, viz; : 

Elders Wm. Brunt, H. S. Spivey, A. B. Aldermdn, R. Fisher, Wm. S. Melviii, 
J. M. Beasley and B. Jackson, and Brothers S. J. Cobb and D. \V. McGugan. 

The Financial Committee were called on to report and the 
report was received. 

The report on Domestic Missions was called for and the re- 
port was read. 

The Association was then addressed b}^ Elders J. D. Huf- 
ham and others. The report %vas adopted and is as follows : 

REPORT OX DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

Your Committee, feeling that another Associational year having closed upon 
tis, think each and every one should seriously ask themselves, what have we 
done the past year in promoting the cause of our blessed Redeemer, and have 
we contributed according to our means? How many feeble Churchas have w« 
helped build up, and how much of the waste places of Zion ha^e we been instru- 
mental in making fruitful? Have we earnestly prayed that the Missionary 
might be able, successfully, to point perishing sinners to the Lamb of God ? 
Have we besought God that through their labors our bounds might be enlarged 
in the cause of Missions employed ? The energy of our Saviour and his Apos- 
tles to-day, has strong claims upon his followers. May God in his infinite wis- 
dom help us to see the justice of these claims and enable us to give heed to 
them more faithfully in days to come. P. P. ROLLINS, Cn'N. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be and are hereby tendered to the in- 
habitants of the vicinity of White Oak for the kind and very hospitable manner 
in which they have entertained it. 

The report of the Executive Board was called for, read and 
received, as follows : 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD TO THE ASSOCIATION. 

The operations of the Board for the past year are very encouraging. The 
Board held three regular meetings the past year. It has expended $128 00 the 
past year in sending ministers to supply feeble churches and destitute sections 



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Jn our bounds The Missionaries report (36) thirtj-six baptisms and two new 
Oiurclies organized, as some of the fruits of their labors. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. P. TAYLOR, Cii'm.n, 

The Committee on subjects and writers lor next session eub- 
init their report. 

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Home Missions.— P. Taylor and Jas. F. Marsh. 
Foreign Missions. — Elder A. B. Alderman and B. Jackson. 
Ministerial Education.— Elder W. Brunt and D. W. McGugan. 
Sabbath Schools.— P. P. Rollins and David BuUard. 
Ministerial Support. — Elder H. S. Spivey and F. Howard. 
Periodicals.- Elder J. T. Townsend and T. W. Devane. 
Obituaries. — Elders J. M. Beasley and J. H. Cobb. 

Appointed Elders J. M. Beasley, Win. Brunt, A. B, Alder- 
man, H. S. Spivey and T. W. Devane a committee to prepare 
a Covenant, Articles of Faith and Eules of Order for the better 
jij^overnraent of the churches composing this body, and present 
them at the next session. 

All the unfinished business be referred to the Executive 
Board. 

Clerk to have $25 00 for his services. 

Minutes to be distributed according to the funds sent up by 
tlie different churches. 

Minutes read and ratified. 

Association then adjourned to time and place next ap- 
pointed. 

Closing services conducted by Elder J, D. Hufham, who 
made feeling remarks on the history of this Association. 

Hymn : " Hail sweetest, dearest ties that bind." 

Prayer, Elder J. D. Hufham, leading. 
Benediction by the Moderator. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator. 
D. W. McGuGAN, Clerh 



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Sabbath Morning. 

Elder Hufliam opened the exercises of the day, hjinn 41Y. 
Pra3^er, Elder J. D. Tluf ham, leading. 
Hymn, " Come, guilty sinner, come and see." 
Elder Brunt reads a part of the 2nd chapter Gallatians. 
Text, Gal. 2d chap., 20th verse. 

The introduction was hardly delivered when it commenced 
raining, and Elder Brunt was compelled to close. 
Thus closed a pleasant and harmonious session. 



DELEGATES. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

Cape Feav.— C. D. Berk, .J. T. Tolar, Win. Butler. 
Cedar Creek.— Eld. B. F. Jessup, R. A. Melvin, G. T. Rollins. 
Concord.— Eld. R. Fisher, J. L. Autrie, D. J. Davis. 
Magnolia.— H. Jones, R. F. Strickland, J. H. Averit. 
Piney Grove. — S. J. Guy, Jas. Guy, T. W. Devane. 
Fayetteyille.— Elders Wm. Brunt, J. M. Beasley, P. Taylor. 
Rockfish.— J. Muslewhite, Jas. Holt, M. Morgan. 
Manchester. — S. R. Rainer, G. Newton, Z. B. Newton. 
Antioch.— A. Bain, N. H. Gibbs, J. W. Taylor. 
Judson.— Eld. J. T. Townsend. 

SAMPSON COUNTY. 

Baptist Chapel.— Eld. B. Jackson, J. D. Maloy, B. AVilliama. 
Spring Branch.— Thos. B. Strickland, G. Godwin, S. Wiliford. 
White Oak. — Jas. Herring, M. Grumpier, H, K. Bennet. 
Salem.— Eld. A. B. Alderman, W. A. Bagget, J. C. Howard. 
Pleasant Union. — G. M. D. Howard, W. H. Fisher, W. Lockomon. 
Piney Green. — J. A. Royal, L. Butler, R. Drawhorn. 
Corinth. — J. Horn, C. A. Carter, W. Lockamy. 
Mount Elam.— W. H. McLamb, B. Warren, J. W. Bass. 
Smith's Chapel. — M. Carter, W. Carter, R. Cain. 



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ROBESOX COUNTY. 



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Providence.— D. W. McGugaa. Jas. A. McGug-an, .T. W. Cobb. 
Green Spring.— M. Cashwell, O. W. CounciirJ. G. Fisher. 
• ^ Saddletree.— Eld. E. D. Johnson, W. S. Johnson, J. A. Powell. 
* [ Clybcns.— Eld. F. Prevatt, F. A. Prevatt, Vv^m. B. Odum. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Cyprus Creek.— Eld. J. Smith, A. S. Smith, T. M. Smith. 
Briar Branch.— J. H. Tatum, M. Johnson, W. II. Dov/nin-. 
Beaver Dam.— W. F. Beard, D. Bullard, F. P. Smith. 
Bladen Union.— J. C. Johnson, V^m. Ilollingsworth. F. Davi.^. 
Shiloh.— P. Monroe, A. Core, C. II. Monroe. 
White Oak— Eld. Wm. Melvin, M. Melvin. 

MOORE COUNTY. 
J ^ Commons Grove.— H. W. Graham, D. Clark. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

On hand October 15th, 1870, - - . . 

Amount received from churches and individuals, - 
Minute fund of 1870, - - . . . . 

Board of Education, - - . . 
Foreign Missions, - - . .' . 



By Contra, 



Paid to Itinerants, 
Printing Minutes, 
To Clerk, 

Foreign Missions, - 
Board of Education. 



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*80 58 


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190 24 


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60 25 


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42 50 


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34 65 




$408 22 


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$365 40 




$142 82 


$128 00 




40 25 




20 00 




- 34 65 




42 50 




§265 40 





On hand October 14th, 1871 



$142 8-2 
D. W. McGUGAN, Treasurer. 



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REPORT ON THE STATE OF RELIGION AS INDICATED BY THE 

CHURCH LETTERS. 



Cape Fear. — They have been revived. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 
Cedar Creek. — They have been revived, and are in peace, l^ineteen added by 
Baptism. Elder B. F. Jessup, Pastor. 

Concord. — They have had interesting meetings. Eld. B. Jackson, Pastor. 
Magnolia. — Has nothing encouraging. Elder R. Newton, Pastor. 
Piney Grove. — They liave nothing special. Elder H. S. Spivey, Pastor. 
Fayetteville. — They have been somewhat revived. Twenty-one added by 
baptism. Elder Wm. Brunt, Pastor. 

Manchester. — They have been revived. Elder J. M. Beasley, Pastor. 
Rockflsh. — Nothing special. Elder D. A. Buie, Pastor. 

Antioeh. — They have been revived. Twenty added by baptism. Elder J. M. 
Beasley, Pastor. 

Baptist Chapel. — Nothing important. Elder R. Fisher, Pastor. 
Spring Branch. — They have been revived. Nineteen added by baptism. El- 
der "W. C. West, Pastor. 

Salem. — Nothing special. Elder H. S. Spivey, Pastor. 
Pleasant Union.— Nothing interesting. Elder W. M. Page, Pastor. 
Piney Green. — They have been revived. Forty-three added by baptism. El- 
der B. Jackson, supply. 

White Oak. — (Sampson County,) reports nothing special. Elder H. S. Spivey 
Pastor. 

Corinth. — Nothing special. Elder N. Mercer, Pastor. 
Mount Elam. — They have been revived. Elder R. Fisher, Pastor. 
Cypress Creek. — They have been revived. Thirteen added by baptism. El- 
der F. Prevatt, Pastor. 

Briar Church. — They have been revived. Twenty-three added by baptism. 
Elder Wm. S. Melvin, Pastor. 
Beaver Dam. — Has been revived. Elder Wm. S. Melvin, Pastor. 
Shiloh. — Has had some additions. Elder B. F. Jessup, Pastor. 
White Oak, (Bladen County.) Has been revived. Twenty-two added by 
baptism. Elder F. Prevatt, Pastor. 

Bladen Union has been revived. Forty-eight added. Elder E. D. Johnson, 
Pastor. 

Green Spring. — Has had some additions. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 
Providence. — Has nothing interesting. Elder J. Monroe, Pastor. 
Saddletree. — Nothing interesting. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 
Clybons. — Nothing interesting. Elder F. Prevatt, Pastor. 
Camron's Grove. — Is increasing. Elder W. C. West, Pastor. 
Smith's Chapel. — Is ancAvly organized church. Elder J. Smith, Pastor. 
Judson. — Is a newly oaganized church. Elder J. M. Beasley, Pastor 



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16 



EXECDTIVE BOARD FOR THE YEAR COMMEKCING OCTOBER, 1871 
AND ENDING OCTOBER, 1872. 



Cape Fear.— C. D. Berk. 

Cedar Creek.— P. P. Rollins. 

Concord. — J. F. Autrie. 

Magnolia. — B. Fisher. 

Pinev Grove. — 

Fayetteville.— P. Tajlor. 

Rockfish. — 

Piney Green. — J. A. Royal. 

Corinth. — J. Horn. 

Mount Elam. — T. C. Jackson. 

Green Spring. — 0. W. Council. 

Providence. — D. W. McGuoan. 

Saddletreec. — 

Clybons. — F. A. Prevail. 

Cypress Creek. — Elder J. Smith. 



Manchester.— Elder R. Newton. 
Ar.tioch.— II. L. Hall. 
Baptist Chapel.— B. Williams. 
Spring Branch.— H. T. Jackson. 
White Oak.— E. Her*-ing. 
Salem.— J. C. Howard. 
Pleasant Union. — W. H. Fisher. 
Briar Branch.— J. H. Tatum. 
Beaver Dam. — J. Melvin. 
Bladen Union. — 
Shiloh. — 

Camrons Grove. — D. Clark. 
White Oak.— I. J. Cain, Bladen Co. 
Smith's Chapel.— W. R. Carter. 
Judson. — Eld. J. T. Townsend. 



CHURCHES. 



Cape Fear, 
Cedar Creek, 
Concord, 
Magnolia, 
Piney Grove, 
Fayetteville, 
Rockfish, 
Manchester, 
Antioch, 
Judson, 

Baptist Cha]ie], 
Spring Branch, 
White Oak, (S.) 
Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 
Piney Green, 
Corinth, 
Mount Elam, 
Smith's Chapel, 
Green Spring, 
Providence, 
Saddletree, 
Clyhon's. 
Cypress Creek, 
BriarEianch, 
Beaver Dam, 
Bladen Union, 
Shiloh, 

Camron's Grove, 
White Oak, {B.\ 



PASTORS <t P. OFFICES. CLERKS & POST OFFICE?. 



E. D. Johnson, Lumberton. 
B. F. Jessup, Cedar Creek. 
B. Jackson, Hawley Store. 
R. NeAvton, Manchester. 
H. S. Spivej% Owensville. 
Wm Brunt, Fayetteville. 
D. A. Buie, "' •' 
J. M. Beasley, " 



R. Fisher, Blockersville. 
W. C. West, Fayetteville. 
H. S. Spivey, Owensville. 

\W. M. Page, Hawley's Store. 
iB. Jackson, " 

iN. Mercer, Lumberton. 
'R. Fisher, Blackersvilie. 
jJoab Smith, Eli;^abethtown. 
|E. D. Johnson, Lumberton. 
ij. Monroe, Lanrinburg. 
jE. D. Johnson, Lumberton. 
IF. Prevatt, Lumberton. 
jF. Prevatt, 

;W. S. Melvin, Elizabethtown, 
iWm. S. Melvin, " 
jE. D. Johnson, Lumberton. 
B. F. Jessup, Cedar Creek. 
W. C. West, Fayetteville 
F. Prevatt, Lumberton. 



Jas. Marsh, Grey's Creek. 

W. S. Hare. Cedar Creek. 

Jas. L. Autrie, Blockersville. 

J. II. Averitt, 

S. J. Gny, Fayetteville. 

J .Ilollingsworth, Fayetteville. 

Jno. Maplewhite, Manchester. 

D. Kivett, Manchester. 

J. Daughtry, Fayetteville. 

J. T. Towusend, Fayetteville. 

H. J. Lockamy, Hawley's Store 

T. B. Strickland, 

J. Bennett, Clinton. 

J. C. Howard, Clinton. 

W. S. Howard, OwensviUe. 

J. A. Royal. Clinton. 

S. Cafter. 

B. Warden, Hawley's Store. 

W. R. Carter. Owensville. 

O. W. Council, Roslin. 

D. W. McGugan, Dundarrach. 

S. R. Davis, Lumberton. 

W. B. Odum, 

M. M. K. Smith, Elizabe<ht'n. 

W. T. Jessup, 

M. H. Bullard, Fayettpville. 

J. C. Johnson, St. Paul's. 

A. Core, Council's Bluff. 

D. Clark, Swan's Station. 

D. M. Jlelvin, Elizabethtown. 



■--^^^hjhfi j[)A.....T^^y^ 



wammmi 



OF THE 



FIFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



CEDAR CREEK 






HEIJ) WITH THE 



CHURCH AT CEDAR CREEK, 

CUMBERLAND CO, N. C, 
Octoher 17, IS & 19, 1872. 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 

EDWARDS & BROUGHTON, BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 






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MIN"UTES 



OF THE 



^^IFTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OS' THE 



CEDAR CREEK 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH AT CEDAR CREEK, 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N. a, 
October 17, IS €in€l 19, 1872. 



BALEIGS, K C.i 

B15 WARDS <fe BROUGHTON, BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS^ 

1872, 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, October lYtli, 1872. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder J. T. 
Townsend, from the 21st chapter of Matthew and the 28th 
verse, last clause : " Son, go work to-day in my vineyard." 

After an interval of forty-five minutes, the Association was 
called to order by the Moderator, Elder J. M. Beaseley, and;i 
organized by reading a portion of Scripture, singing,and prayer.- 
by Elder F. Prevatt. 

A majority of the Churches being represented, the Associa- 
tion proceeded to business. 

Elder L. Bryan and Brother M. McK. Smith were appointed, 
Reading Clerks. 

Brothers C. D. Nixon and E.. W. Brooks were appointed a, 
Committee of Finance. 

The Church letters were then called tbrj.read and the names 
of delegates enrolled. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

CajM Fear—Q. D. Berk, Josv. T. Tolar, Jos. Thames.- 
Cedar O/W^— Elder B. F. Jessup, N. Cashwell, M. H. Sewall.'. 
Concord — Elder R. Fisher, W. i>. Horn, D. J. Davis. 
Magnolia — Elder L. Bryan, J. li. Averitt, D. Strickland. 
Fine Grove — S. J. Guy,.C. E. Beard, A. J; Guy. 
Fayetteville — Elders Wm. Brunt, J. M. Beasley. and E. 
Taylor. 

Fockfish — J. Muslewhite, T. H. Massey. 
Manoheder — B.. Kivett,, Jas. Monk, R., W. Brooks. 



Antioch—ll. L. Hall, S. Strickland. 

Kingsbury — C. D. Nixon. 

Jiidson—YX^. J. T. Townserad, L. Daniel, Eld. J. T. Honrine. 

Beaver Creek — J as. Holt, M. Strickland. 

SAMPSON COUNTY, 

Mapist Chapel— EX^Qv 'SSI. M. Page, O. Jackson, H. L. 
Wrench. 
Sjpring Branch— L. Godwin, S. Wiliford. 
White Oah — A. R. Grumpier, E. S. Herring. 
.Pleasant Union— Ij. Faireloth, J. A. R. Howard, J. Fisher. 

■ Salem-YAciQrQ H. S. Spivev, A. B. Alderman, and R. Bntler. 
■Pine Green— 'W. B. Royal, J. 0. Tew, F. Tew. 
■Corinth— S. Horn, Jas. O. Carter. 

..Mount Elam—ThoQ. N. Jackson, W. Strickland. 
Smith's Chapel — W. R. Carter. 

BLADEN COITNTY. 

-Cypress Creeh—YX^Qx Z . Smith, J. Cain, M.AIcK. Smith. 
Brier Branch— ^ . B. Dowinhg. I). S. Tatunj, M. Julm.-e.n. 
Beaver Dam — D. S. Biin-.uil, G. T. iloni. 
Bladen Union — J. S. Willis, R, M. Tii);u'. 

■ Shiloh — J. M. Gee, A. Coie.^ 

White 6*^^'— Elder Wm. S. Melvi-i, Elder E Martin, D. J^.. 
Melvin. 

Mount Olive— WiWii Allen. 

SOBESON COUNTY. 

Green Spring— Z . N. Caphwell, L. R. Hall. 
■Provide7iGe—T>. W. McGugan, C. P. McGisgan, N. S. Twiar, 
Saddletree — L. Humph ]-e_v. 

6^/^5^)715— Elders F. Prevatt, F. A. Prevatr, and \V. V. 
Odum. 

Great Marsh— EA&qv E. B. Johnson, J. G. Fi.4ier. A. OJa.ii. 



[5] 

MOOEE COUNTY. 

Cameron's Grove — E. Wilson, W. Freeman 

The term of the officers having expired, the Association bal- 
loted for officers ; re-elected former officers, to-wit : Elder J. 
M. Beasley, Moderator ; D. W. McGugan, Clerk and Treasurer. 

Extended an invitation to Churches wishiuo; to form a con- 
nection with this Association. 

Great Marsh, in Robeson Comity ; Mount Olive, in Bladen 
County, newly constituted Churches, and Beaver Greeh, in 
Cumberland County, recently organized, v/ere received as con- 
stituent members. 

Extended an invitation to corresponding and visiting breth- 
ren. Brother H. S. Averitt, from the Eastern, presented him- 
self and was welcomed to a seat. 

The letter of dismission granted the Saddletree Church, at 
the last session, for the purpose of assisting in forming a new 
Association, was returned, (the enterprise having failed.) It 
was retained as a member of this body. 

The pastor and deacons of the Cedar Creek Church were ap- 
pointed a committee to regulate the preaching exercises. 

The male members of the Church were appointed a Com- 
mittee of Yio-ilance. 

The Association then adjourned until 10 o'clock, Fridav 
morning. Prayer, Elder J. T. Hourine leading. Benediction 
bv the Moderator. 



Friday Mokning. 

The Association met at the appointed hour, and resumed 
business, by reading a portion of Scripture and the singino' of 
a hymn, followed with prayer. Elder E. D. Johnson leading. 

Karnes of delegates were then called ; minutes of preceding 
day read and approved. 



[6J 

An invitation was extended to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Elder H. McA]23in, from the Eastern ; Elder N. 
Mercer, from the Cape Fear; Brother J. M. Stinson, from the 
Sandy Greek, and Brother D. T. Averitt, from the Central, 
Associations, presented themselves and were welcomed to seats. 

Elders J. T. Townsend, J. Smith, and Brother M. McK. 
Smith were appointed a committee to select writers and sub- 
jects for next session. 

Elders H. S. Spivej, A. B. Alderman and Brother H. L. 
Hall were appointed a committee to appoint Corresjyonding 
Messengers. 

Corresponding Messengers appointed at last session were 
called on to report. 

Elders E. D. Johnson, W. S. Melvin, F. Prevatt, reported 
having attended the Cape Fear Association, and were cordially 
received. None of the others appointed attended. 

Elders H. McAlpin, E. D. Johnson and L. Bryan were ap- 
pointed a committee to audit the reports of the Treasurer and 
Financial Committee. 

The writers appointed at last session were called on to re- 
port. Eeport on Home Missio'ns called for, read, and after 
remarks from Elders H. S. Spivey, H. McAlpin and Wm. 
Brunt and Brother Averitt, the report was adopted. (See Ap- 
pendix.) 

The Association took a recess for one hour. 

V 

AFTERNOON. 

The Association called on and resumed business. 

Report on Foreign Missions was called for, read, and after 
addresses from Elders A. B. Aldermon, H. McAlpin, E. D. 
Johnson, L. Bryan and others, a collection was taken up, 
amounting to |39.40, in aid of Foreign Missions. The report 
was adopted. (See Appendix.) 

Appointed Elders R. Fisher, B. Jackson and Bro. D. W, 
McGugan a committee to nominate the Executive Board. 



The Association then gave way to a meeting of the Home 
Mission Board. 

Association resumed business. 

Elders H. McAlpin, Wm. Brunt and A. B. Alderman were 
appointed a committee to prepare a form for church letters, 
and report the same on Saturday morning. 

The Association then adjourned until Saturday morning, 10 
o'clock. Closed with prayer, Elder R. Fisher leading. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 



Saturday Morning. 

The Association met at the appointed hour and resumed 
business by reading a portion of Scripture, singing a hymn 
and prayer, Brother K. Wilson, leading. 

Minutes of the preceeding day read and approved. 

Names of delegates called and absentees marked. 

The invitation to visitors was renewed. Brother J. H. Mills, 
Editor of the BiUioal Recorder, and Brother Ewin Johnson, 
of the Cape Fear Association, being present, were welcomed 

to seats. 

Committee appointed to audit the Treasurer's and Financial 
Committee's reports, made their report, which was read and 

appended. 

Committee appointed to prepare a form of Church letters re- 
ported. Received and appended. 

The report on Periodicals was called for. After being read 
and addresses delivered by Elders Townsend, Spivey, Jessup 
and Bothers Mills and others, the report was adopted and or- 
dered to be appended. 

Report on Ministerial Education called for, which was read. 
After remarks from various Brothers, the report was received- 
A collection amounting to $12.63, in aid of the Board of Edu- 
cation at Wake Forest College, was then taken up. 



[8] 

The Eeport on Sabbath Schools was called for, read and 
received. ' 

The Association suspended business for half an hour. 

Association, at the time appointed, resumed business. 

Eeport on Corresponding Messengers read and received. 

The committee on Church Covenant, Articles of Faith 
and Eules of Order, appointed at the last Session, reported' 
but were continued another jear, and allowed to condense their 
reports. 

Eeport on Ministerial Support read and received. 

Elders H. S. Spivej, Wm. Brunt and Brother P. Taylor 
were constituted a committee to appoint delegates to the Bap- 
tist State Convention. [See Appendix.] 

Resohed, That the next session of this body be held with the Church at Prov- 
idence, Kobeson county, N. C, to meet on Thursday before the third Sabbath in 
October, 1873. Elder J. M. Beasley to preach the introductory sermon. Elder 
F. A. Pnvett, alternate. Elder ^A. B. Alderman the Missionary sermon on 
Sabbath ; Elder F. Prevatt, alteniate. That the Clerk is to have $25 00 for his 
services; and minutes to be distributed in proportion to the funds sent up by 
tne Churches. '■ ^ 

Resolved, M, That the thanks of this body be and are hereby tendered to the 
citizens in the vicinity of Cedar Creek, for the kind and hospitable maaner in 
which they have entertained it. 

Agreed that one-half of the Sabbath collection be devoted 
to Home Missions, and the other half to assist in erecting the 
Baptist house of worship in the City of Eome. 

The committee on writers and subjects for the next session 
reported. 

Ifo7m Missions— Eldier H. S. Spivej and F. H. Howard. 
Foreign Missions—EldQY Wm. Brunt and P. Taylor. 
Ministerial Education~E\^ev J. M. Beasley and D. Kivett. 
Sabbath Schools— J as. F. Marsh and S. J. Guy. 
Ministerial Supjm^t— Elders A. B. Alderman and B. Jack- 



son. 



Periodicals-Elders W. S. Melvin and F. A. Prevatt. 

OMtuaries— Elders Wm. Brunt and J. M. Beasley. 

The Treasurer was called on to report. Eeport received. 



[9] 

Raiolved, That the Executive Board be authorized to emploj' some able and 
efficient Minister to labor as Missijonarj^ at Large in the Association. 

Resolved, 2d, That the salary be left with the board. 

Resolved, 3fZ, That each Church send up funds, for this object, to each session 
of the Board. 

All the unfinished business was referred to the Executive 
Board. 

The Association then adjourned until the time and place 
next appointed. 

Closing exercises were conducted by Elder H. McAlpin, 

After a few remarks, the following hjann was sung : " On 
Jordan's stormy banks I stand." 

Prayer, Elder H. McAlpiu leading. Benediction by Elder 
H. McAIpin. 

J. M. BEASLET, 

D. W. McGuGAN, Clerk. • Moderator. 



COKEESPONDING MESSENGERS. 

To the Eastern — Elders H. S. Spivey and A. B. Alderman. 
To the Raleigh — Elder J. M. Beasley and D. Kivett 
To the Cape i^e^y-— Elders VV. S. Melvin and E. D. John- 
son. 

To the Pee Dee—Vf. B. McGagan and S. W. Cobb. ! 

To the Sandy C^'^eZ:;— Elder Wm. Brunt and Jas. F, Marsh. 



Sabbath Moening. 

Elder H. McAIpin opened the exercises of the, morning. 
Hymn, " Faith adds nev/ charms to earthly bliss." 
Prayer, Elder H. MciVlpin, leading. 

Elder Wm. Brunt reads twenty verses of the 2d chapter 
Collossians. 



[10] 

Hymn, "Lord, did'st thou die, but not for me." 

Text, Gallatians, 2d chapter, 20th verse : " I am crucified 
with Christ." 

After the sermon, the hymn commencing, " There is a foun- 
tain filled with blood," was sung. During the singing a col- 
lection, amounting to |36.37 was taken up for the benefit of 
Home and Foreio;n Missions. 

After an interval of one hour, the audience were addressed 
by Elder W. S. Melvin. 

Thus closed a pleasant and harmonious session. 



»^ ^ > - 



JLI^P^EiSTDIX:. 



REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD TO THE ASSOCIATION. 

The operations of the Board were never more encouraging. The Board held 
three regular meetings the past year. It has expended 8208.00 in sending Min- 
isters to supply destitute sections, and aid feeble churches in our bounds. The 
Missionaries report sixty-one baptisms and two new churches organized, as the 
result of their labors. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. TAYLOR, Chairman. 



TEASUEER'S REPORT. 

On hand October 14th, 1871, --...- $142 82 

Received from Administrator of A. Melvin, - . . . 49 00 

Received from churches and individuals, - - - . 81 24 

Minute fund of 1871, ...----. 79 00 

Foreign Mission Fund, - - 47 75 



$399 81 



BY CONTRA. 

Foreign Mission Board at Richmond, - - - - - $ 47 75 
Exchange on same, .....-- 25 

Printing Minutes, -.--..-. 31 OO 

Clerk, --.......- 25 00 

Paid to Missionaries, - 208 00 

$312 00 

On hand October 19th, 1872, $ 87 81 

D. "\Y. McGUGAN, Treasurer. 



[11] 

The Cotninittee appointed to audit the accounts of the Treasurer and Financial 
Committee, report that they find all correct. 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT ON THE STATE OF RELIGION AS INDICATED BY THE 

CHURCH LETTERS. k 

Cape Fear — Nothing cheering. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Cedar Creek — Nothing special. Elder B. F. Jessup, Pastor. 

Concord — Has nothing interesting. Elder R. Fisher, Pasfor. 

Magnolia — Nothing special. Elder R. Newton, Pastor. 

Pine Grove — Has nothing interesting. Elder H. S. Spivey, Pastor. 

Faj-etteville — Nothing special. Elder Wm. Brunt, Pastor. 

Manchester — They have been revived ; twenty added by baptism. Elder J. 
M. Beasley, Pastor. 
[ Rockfish — Nothing special. Elder D. A. Buie, Pastor. 

Antiocli — They have interesting meetings. Elder J. M. Beasley, Pastor. 

Kino-sbury — Complaints of coldness, but hopes for better times. Elder-R. New- 
ton, Pastor. 

Judson — They are in a healthy condition. Elder J. M. Beasley, Pastor, 

Beaver Creek — Is a newlj^ constituted churcli. Elder D. A. Buie, Pastor. 

Baptist Chapel — Has been somewhat revived ; fourteen added by baptism. 
Elder W. M. Page, Pastor. 

Spring Branch — Nothing special ; in a cold condition. Elder W. M. Page, 
Pastor. 

Salem — Nothing interesting. Elder H. S. Spivey, Pastor. 

Pleasant Union — Complaints of coldness. Elder W. M. Page, Pastor. 

Pine Green — Has been much revived ; thirty-seven added by baptism. Elder 
B. Jackson, Pastor. 

White Oak — Has nothing special. Elder H. S. Spivey, Paster. 

Corintli — Nothing special. Elder N. Mercer, Pastor. 

Mount Elam — Nothing interesting. Elder R. Fisher, Pastor. 

Smith's Chapel — Thej' are in a thriving condition. Elder Joab Smith, Pastor. 

Cypress Creek — Has been revived. Elder W. S. Melvin, Pastor. 

Brier Branch — Nothing interesting. Elder W. S. Melvin, Pastor. 

Beaver Dam — Has been revived. Elder W. S. Melvin, Pastor. 

Bladen Union — They are gaining strength. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor, 
p" Shiloh— Nothing interesting. Elder B. Jessup, -Pastor. 

"White Oak — Has been revived; eleven added by baptism. Elder Yv^m. S. 
Melvin, Pastor. 

Mount Olive — Is a newly organized church, and is growing. Elder F. A. 
Prevatt, Pastor. 

Providence — Nothing special. Elder J. Monroe, Pastor. 

Green Spring — They have been revived ; sixteen received by baptism. Elder 
E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Saddletree — They have been revived. Elder E. D, Johnson, Pastor. 

Cl^'bon's — Is increasing. Elder F. Prevatt, Pastor. 

Great Marsh — Is a newly organized body ; in a flourishing condition. Elder 
E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Cameron's Grove — Nothing interesting. Elder W. C. West, Pastor. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

"Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. (Result:) 
He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believetli not, 
shall be damned. Mark, 16th chap., 16th verse. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. B. ALDERMAN. 



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DELEGATES TO THE BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



J. T. Tolar, 
Elder B. F. Jessup, 
Elder R. Fisher, 
Elder L. Bryan, 
Elder J. M.Beasley, 
Elder Wm. Brunt, 
S. J. Guy, 
J. Mtislewhite, 
D. Kivett, 
H. L. Hall, 
Elder W.M. Page, 
J. M. Cashwell, 
M. McK. Smith, 
J. H. Tatum, 
D. S. Bullard, 
C. D. Nixon, 
Elder E. D. Johnson, 
Theo. Evans, 
■ iSlder A. B. Alderman, 
Jas. F. Marsh, 
W. H. Tomlinson, 
Elder Wm. C. West. 



Elder F. Prevatt. 

Elder J. Smith, 

H. K. Bennett, 

J. A. R. Howard, 

Elder H. S. Spivey, 

W. B. Roval, 

D. W. McGugan, 

L. Humphrey, 

R. Cain, 

Elder J. T. Townsend, 

Elder Wm. S. Melvin, 

R. Wilson, 

Thos. McDaniel, 

Elder J. T. Honrine, 

Elder D. A. Buie, 

T. W. Devane, 

A. Black, 

P. Taylor, 

T. J. Johnson, 

V. Downing, 

Elder J. R Cobb, 



EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER, 1872, 
AND ENDING OCTOBER, 1873. 



CHURCHES. 



Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek, 

Concord, 

Magnolia, 

Pine Grove, 

Fayetteville, 

Rockfish, 

Kingshur}^ 

Manchester, 

Antioch, 

Judson, 

Baptist Chapel, 

Spring Branch, 

Salem, 

Pleasant LTnion, 

Pine Green, 

Corinth, 



NAMES. 



C. D. Berk. 
Alex. Thagard, 

D. J. Davis, 
W. A. Bryan. 
S. J. Guy. 

Eld. J. M. Beasley. 
J. M. White. 

C. D. Nixon. 
Eld. R. Newton. . 
H. L. Hall. 

Eld. J. F. Townsend. 
Eld. B. Jackson. 
S. Wiiiford. 
J. C. Howard. 
W. H. Fisher. 

D. W. Tew. 
J. Horn. 



CHURCHES. 



NAMES. 



Mount Elam, 

White Oak, 

Providence, 

Green Spring, 

Saddletree, 

Clybons, 

Great Marsh, 
I Cypress Creek, 
I Bladen Union, 

Brier Branch, 
! Beaver Dam, 
:'Shiloh, 

White Oak, 
Camron's Grove, 
Smith's Chapel, 
Mount Olive, 
Beaver Creek, 



T. C. Jackson. 
E. S. Herring. 
D. W. McGugan. 
M. Cash well. 
L. Humphrey. 
Eld. F. A.SPrevatt. 
Eld. E. D.'johnson. 
Eld. Joab Smith. 
R. M. Tolar. 
J. H. Tatum. 
Irwiu Melvin. 
J. M. Gee. 
I. J. Cain. 
H. W. Graham. 
W. R. Carter. 
W. Allen. 
M. Strickland. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Your committee on ministerial support, beg leave to submit the following 
ihat the churches give their pastors good salaries, and pay them promptly 

H. S. SPIVEY. 



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LIST OF CHURCHES COMPOSING- CEDAR CREEK ASSOCIATION 



CHURCHES. PASTORS & P. OFFICES. 



Cape Fear, 
Cedar Creek, 
Concord, 
Magnolia, 
Pine Grove, • 
Fayetteviiie, 
Rockfish, 
Kingsbury, 
Manchester, 
Antioch, 
Judson, 

Baptist Chapel, 
Spring Branch, 
White Oak, S., 
Salem, 

PJeasant Union, 
Pine Green, 
Corinth, 
Mount Elam, 
Smith's Chapel, 
Green Sj^riug, 
Providence, 
Saddletree, 
Clj'bon's, 
Great Marsh, 
Cypress Creek, 
Brier Branch, 
Beaver Dam, 
White Oak, B., 
Shiloh, 
Mount Olive, 
Bladen Union, 
Beaver Creek, 
Cameron's Grove 



E. D. Johnson, Lumberton, 
B. F. Jessup, Cedar Creek, 
R. Fisher, Blockers ville, 
R. Newton, Manchester, 
H. S. Spivey, Owensville, 
VVm. Brunt, Fayetteviiie, 
D. A. Buie, Fayetteviiie, 
R. Newton, Manchester, 
J. M. Eeaslejr, Fayetteviiie, 



W. M. Page, Hawley's Store, 

H. S. Spivey, Owensville, 

W. M. Page, Hawley's Store, 
B. Jackson. " 

N. Mercer, Lumberton. 
R. Fisher, Blockersville, 

J. Smith. , 

E. I). Johnson, St. Paul's, 
•J. Monroe, Laurel Hill, 

E. D. Johnson, St. Paul's, 

F. Prevatt, Lumberton, 
E. D. Johnson, St. Paul's, 

W. S. Melvin, Elizabethtown, 



W. S. Melvin, Harrison's Cr'k, 
B. F. Jessup, Cedar Creek, 
F. Prevatt, Lumberton, 
E. D. Johnson, St. Paul's, 
D. A. Buie, Fayetteviiie, 
W. C. West, 



CLERKS cfe POST OFFICES. 



Jas. Marsh, Grey's Creek. 

M. H. Sewall, Cedar Creek. 

D. J. Davis, Blockersville. 

J. II. Averitt, 

S. J. Guy, Fayetteviiie. 

Isaac Hollingsworth, " 

John Muslewhite, Manchester. 

C. D. Nixon, Fayetteviiie. 

D. Ki'vett, Manchester. 

J. Daughtrey, Fayetteviiie. 

J. T. Tovrnsend, 

II. J. Lockamy, Hawley's Store, 

T. B. Strickland, 

Geo. W. Bennett, Clinton. 

J. C. Howard, 

W. PI. Fisher, Owensville. 

J. A. Royal, Clinton. 

John Horn, " 

B. Warren, Ilawlej-'s Store. 

W. R. Carter, Owensville. 

M. Cashwell, Roslin. 

D. W. McGngan, Dundarrach. 

S. R. Davis, Lumberton. 

W. B. Odum, 

A. Odum, St. Paul's. 

M. McK. Smith, Elizabetlitown. 

\V. T. Jessup, 

M. H. BuUard, Blockersville. 

D. M. Melvin, Harrison's Cr'k, 

Isaac McGee, Lowland, Eladen. 

M. Singletary, . 

J. C. Johnson, St. Paul's. 
Jas. Holt, Fayetteviiie. 
D. Clark, Swan's Station. 



REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS, 



Your committee feel unable to do justice, in reporting on so important a sub- 
ject. The cause of missions is the cause of every man, woman and child. Our 
churches seem to be quite indifferent on this subject. The people want light 
and knowledge; your committee believe that the missionary is the most effectual 
way of shedding forth that light and knowledge so beneficial to all claeses of 
men. Does any doubt this ? If so, we invite him to examine this Association 
for the past five or six years. See the churches organized, and the houses of 
worship erected and the general good done. The question is, would this have 
been done without the missionai-y ? Your committee think not. Your commit- 
tee feel at liberty to urge upon all ministers ia this Association to press this 
great cause upon their churches. This great cause cannot and will not prosper 
unless the pastor in charge is full of the mission spirit. In the present age we 
urge the necessity of a missionary society in each church. Be not deceived. 
Our churches are cold missionary bodies. Is this true ? Our churches are gov- 



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erned by majorities — then the majoi-ity is the church. Does the majority con- 
tribute to the cause of missions ? If not, are they missionary churches ? Jucln-e 
ye. Will the pastors and deacons look at the interest manifested in their res- 
pective churches upon domestic missions 1 If Iwe call our churches missionary 
bodies and contribute nothing to the missionary cause, then we make ourselves 
fit'subjects for rebuke by all good men. 

P. TAYLOR, } ^ 
J. F. MARSH, f ^''^'• 



REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Your committee on obituaries, beg leave to say that the Association have 
great reason to be greatful to an all-wise and beneficent God for his preserving 
care over us the past assoeiational year. We have lost by death about thirty 
members ; one in every hundred, how remarkable ! We have lost none §of our 
ministers, and while several good, worth}', and long tried members, male and fe- 
male, havegone to their reward in Heaven, yet few of our active and leading men 
have died. Oh, let us devote the lives, thus mercifully prolonged, more faith- 
fully to our God in the future ! 

Repectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEASLEY, Ch-n. 



FORM OF LETTERS. 

The Baptist Church at , to the Cedar Creek Association, gi-eeting : 

We delegate brethren, , , 

Baptized, - - - Dismissed, - - - 

Restored, - . - - Excluded, - - - - 

By Letter, - - - Died, - - - - 



Total, - - - - ,. 
Minute Fund, 
Foreign Missions, 
Domestic Missions, 
Education, - . - - 

Pastor's Post Ofiice, 
Clerk's Post Office, - 
Remarks. - - - - 

Sunday School Superintendent, 
Number of Male Teachers, 
Number of Female Teachers, 
Number of Scholars, 
Time of meeting, 

By order of Conference. 



. . . . , Moderator. 

Clerk. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Brother Moderator : Your committee feel that they cannot too strongly 
urge the great importance of supplying ourselves and families with pure reBgi- 



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ous literature, and we know of no better plan to accomplish this object than 
through our relio-ions newspapers. We therefore heartily recommend the Bib- 
lical Recorder, as' a paper full of instruction, and sound in doctrine, and in every 
respect worthy of the patronage of every Baptist, and should be fully sustained. 
We would also recommend the Home and Foreign Journal as also of great im- 
portance as a medium of information, concernifag our missionary work. There 
are also several Sabbath-school papers for the children, which should not be for- 
gotten, especially Kind Words and CMMs Delight. All of which is respectfully 

^"^°""'*^- J. T. TOWNSEND. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Bro. Moderator : Your committee take great pleasure in stating that Baptists 
are thorough friends, advocates, and supporters of education. Their own insti- 
tutions of learning, both literary and theological, and the support they have 
o-iven other schools abundantly prove this. We all desire to be educated, and 
wish our posterity to advance each successive generation beyond the preced- 
ing. The ao'e calls most imperatively for an educated ministry. And we feel 
free to say, that the voice of the people is the voice of God. It is the long es- 
tablishad and well matured conviction of your committee, that every minister 
should seek diligently every kind of mental improvement and every kind of use- 
ful intellio-ence, of which time and circumstances may admit. We believe that 
it is a matter of great importance that every minister should obtain, if psssible, 
a thoroucrh literary training. Mathematics, pure and mixed, the metaphysical 
studies &c., all contribute to its efficiency. But we desire to call attention to 
the noAv plan of Theological Education, suggested by Dr. J. P. Boyce, and car- 
ried out by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. This new plan does not 
require a collegiate or university course of instruction, in order to enter and 
reap great advantage from our seminary. Arrangements are made by which 
men oi only a plain English education may study with great profit all the sub- 
jects involved in preaching the gospel and the work of the ministry. This is ac- 
complished without prejudice or injury to the arrangements by which men of 
thorouo-h literary training may investigate the same subject in the same class, 
and also in separate classes, on a more thorough scale. For example : all may 
be in one class on such subjects as O. T. and N. T., History and Interpretation, 
Biblical Introduction, Church History, Homilectics, Church Government and 
Pastoral Duties, Polemic and Apologetic Theology, Systematic Theology, &c., 
while the literary men of the class may be formed into another class pursuing 
such studies as may be more thoroughly explored in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, 
Chaldee, <fec. The experiment has proved the wisdom of the plan. It is one of 
the glories of the age, and especially adapted to our denomination, for Theolo- 
gical students of all kinds. ,^^TT/^A^VT^ 

^ D. W. McGUGAN, ) p^^ 

WM. BRUNT, y*"^^- 



REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

This is^an. age in which the importance of Sabbath Schools is so generally ad- 
mitted that almost every Baptist is ready with a good word for it ; but we dis- 
cover a lamentable indisposition to perform the good work indispensable to 

advance its interest. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. S. AVERITT. 



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CHURCH AT PROVIDENCE, 

ROBESON COUNTY, N. C, 
October 16, 17, 18 and 19, 187S. 



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FAYETTEVILLE, N. C: 

J. E. GAKKETT, BOOK AND JOB PEINTEE, 
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PM0CEEBING8. 



Thursday, October 16tli, 1873. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder 
J. M. Beasley, from Genesis, 1st chapter and 3d verse : 
"And God said let there be hght: and there was 
light." 

After an interval of forty-five minutes, the Asso- 
ciation was called to order by the Moderator, Elder J. 
M. Beasley, and organized by reading a portion of 
Scripture, singing and prayer — Elder Wm. S. Melvin 
leading. 

The names of churches were then called, and a ma- 
jority being represented, the Association proceeded 
to business. 

Brothers Arthur Smith and Wm. Tolar were ap- 
pointed Reading Clerks. 

Brothers CD. Nixon and C. D. Berk were ap- 
pointed a Committee of Finance. 

The Church letters were then called foi=, read, and 
the names of delegates enrolled, as follows : 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

Cape Fear — C. D. Berk, Jos. Thames, Wm, Butler. 

Cedar Creek — Elder B. F. Jessup, A. S. Thagard, 
D. L. Smith. 

Concord — 

Magnolia — D. Fisher, Wm. A. Bryan. 

Pine Grove — S. J. Guy, John S. Breece, C. E. 
Beard. 

Fayetteville — Elders J. M. Beasley, Wm. Brunt and 
P. Taylor. 

Rockfish — Jos. Muslewhite. 

Beaver Creek — M. Strickland. 



(4-) 

Manchester — Elder R. Newton, J. C. Godwin, S. 
R. Rainer. 

Kingsbury — Jacob Giles, C. D. Nixon. 
Antioch — J. W. Vickers, N. H. Gibbs. 
Judson— Elder Wm. C. West, W. H. Melvin. 

SAMPSON COUNTY. 

Baptist Chaxjel — Elder A. B. Alderman. 

Spring Branch— T. B. Strickland, S. Wiliford, L. 
Godwin. 

White Oak— A. C. Grumpier, Ed. S. Herring. 

Pleasant Union— W. H. Fisher, J. Fisher, G. M. 
D. Howard. 

Salem— Elder H. S. Spivey, Thos. E. Howard. 

Pine Green — J. A. Beman. 

Corinth — Represented by letter. 

Mount Elam — W. H. McLamb, R. Honeycut. 

Smith's Chapel. — Represented by letter. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Cypress Creek-A S Smith, D T Smith. 

Brier Branch — J H Tatum, James Downing. 

Beaver Dam — I Melvin, H Jones. 

White Oak— Elder Wm S Melvin. 

Shiloh— I McGhee. 

Bladen Union — W J Tolar, D Register. 

Mount Olive— D M Roberts, E F AUen. 

ROBESON COUNTY. 

Green Spring— N H Jones, M Cashwell, N John- 
son. 

Providence— Elder J H Cobb, D W McGugan, A 
McMiUan. 

Saddletree— L Humphrey, WW Powell, M J Wil- 
iby. 

Great Marsh— Elder E D Johnson, Jas Fisher, W. 



(5.) 

S Johnson. 

Clybons— Elder F A Prevatt, Wm B Odum. 

MOORE COUNTY. 

Cameron's Grrove — Not represented. 

The term of the officers havmg exph-ed, the Asso- 
ciation balloted for same — re-electing former officers, 
to-wit : Elder J. M. Beasley, Moderator ; D. W. Mc- 
Gugan, Clerk and Treasm^er. 

Extended an invitation to Chnrches wishing to 
form a connection with this Association. 

Appointed Elders John Monroe, J. H. Cobb and 
the deacons of Providence Chnrch a Committee to 
regulate the preaching exercises. 

Extended an invitation to corresponding and visits 
ing brethren. 

A communication was then read from the Presby- 
terian conoTeo'ation, tenderins: to the Association the 
use of their house of worship during the sitting of 
the body; whereupon, on motion, the following reso- 
lution was adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be, and are hereby tendered, 
to the Presbyterian congi-egation in this ■s-icinity for the use of their house 
of worship during the sitting of the Association. 

Association then adjourned until 10 o'clock Friday 
morning. Closed with prayer by Elder A. B. Alder- 
man. Benediction by Elder H. S. Spivey. 



Friday Morning. 

The Association met at the appointed hour. 

After reading a portion of Scriptm-e and singing, 
prayer was offered. Elder B. F. Jessup leading. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Churches absent on yesterday were then called, the 
letters read and names of delegates enrolled. 



(6.) 

Extended an invitation to corresponding and visit- 
ing Brethren. Elder P. C. Connelly and Dr. J.'M. 
McGugan, from the Cape Fear Association, presented 
themselves and were welcomed to seats. Elder John 
Monroe, from the Pee Dee Association, presented 
himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

The male members of Providence Chnrch were 
appointed a Committee of Vigilance. 

Elder A. B. Alderman and Brothers Thos. E. How- 
ard and Wm. Bntler were appointed a Committee to 
andit the Treasurer's and Financial Committee's re- 
ports. 

Elders E. D. Johnson, H. S. Spivey and B. F. 
Jessup were appointed a Committee to nominate wri- 
ters and subjects for next session. 

Elders J. H. Cobb, Wm. C. West and Brother S. 
J. Cobb were appointed a Committee to appoint cor- 
responding messengers to sister Associations. 

Corresponding Messengers appointed at the last 
session called on to report: 

To the Eastern — did not attend. 

To the Raleigh — in session at this time; messen- 
gers are gone. 

To the Pee Dee — now in session. 

To the Cape Fear — Elders E. D. Johnson and W. 
S. Melvin report that they attended and were cor- 
dially received. 

To the Sandy Creek — Elder Wm. Brunt attended 
and was cordially received. He gave an interesting 
history of that Association. 

Reports on the different subjects appointed at the 
last session were called on to report, viz : Home 
Missions, Foreign Missions, Ministerial Education, 
Sabbath Schools, Ministerial Support, ^ Periodicals, 
Obituaries. 



(7.) 

Report on Domestic Missions called for, read, and, 
after addresses from Elders Connelly, Spivey, Brunt 
and Brothers J. M. McGugan, W. J. Tolar and others, 
was ordered to be appended. 

Resolution passed at the last session relating to a 
general Missionary was brought up, and after some 
discussion was referred to the Executive Board. 

Association suspended business for half an hour. 

Association resumed business. Churches not rep- 
resented during the session were then called and the 
names of delegates enrolled. 

An objection was raised against the reading of the 
Concord letter on account of the church being in dis- 
order, and suitable action w^as recommended. Elders 
H. S. Spivey, Wm. -S. Melvin, B. F. Jessup, E. D. 
Johnson and J. M. Beasley were appointed a commit- 
tee to investigate the charges and reports against said 
church and report to-morrow morning. 

The Association then gave way for a meeting of 
the Domestic Mission Board. 

Association again resumed their labors. 

Wm. J. Tolar, A. S. Smith and Elder Wm. S. Mel- 
vin were appointed a committee to nominate the Do- 
mestic Mission Boaid. 

Pk^eport on Foreign Missions called for, read, and, 
after addresses from Elders Brunt, Alderman and oth- 
ers, was received and ordered to be appended. 

The committee appointed to nominate the Domes- 
tic Mission Board reported. Report ratified. 

Report on Ministerial Support was read, received 
and ordered to be appended. [See Appendix.] 

Report on Periodicals read and ordered to be ap- 
pended. 

A club of subscribers were obtained for the Bibli- 
cal Recorder. 



(8.) 

Renewed tlie invitation to corresponding and visit- 
ing brethren. Brother Ewin Johnson, from the Cape 
Fear Association, presented himself and was wel- 
comed to a seat. 

Elders John Monroe and Wm. Brunt Avere appoint- 
ed to address the Association on Endowment of Wake 
Forest College on Saturday at 12 o'clock m. 

Brothers P. Taylor, Wm. J. Tolar and J. W. Vick- 
ers were appointed a committee to prepare a suitable 
resolution for soUciting aid in behalf of the Domestic 
Mission Board. 

Association then adjourned until Saturday morning 
10 o'clock. Closed with prayer, Brother P. Taylor 
leading. Benediction by Elder Wm. Brunt. 

Saturday Morning. 
The Association assembled and opened by reading 
a portion of scripture and singing. Prayer was then 
offered, Elder E. D. Johnson leading. 

The minutes of the previous day was read and rat- 
ified. 

Names of delegates called and absentees marked. 
Constitution and rules of order read. 
Committee on subjects and writers' for next session 
reported. Report approved, which is as foUows : 
- To write on Domestic Missions— Eld. B F Jessup.. 
u u u foreign Missions — Eld. F A Prevatt. 
" " " Ministerial Education — Eld. A B Al- 

dennan. 
" " " Sabbath Schools— Elder Wm Brunt. 
" " " Ministerial Support — P Taylor. 
" " " Periodicals — John S Breece. ^ 

" " " Obituaries — A S Smith. 
u u a Intemperance — W J Tolar. 
The committee appointed on yesterday to investi- 



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gate the Concord difficulties or charges reported that 
the church is in disorder from the evidence at hand, 
and recommend that the Association appoint a^ Pres- 
byter}^ of five Ministers to visit said church and m- 
vestigate the charges thoroughly, endeavor to settle 
the difficulties and report at the next session of this 
body. This report was received, the committee dis- 
charged and letter from the church at Concord re- 
turned to the delegates. 

On motion the same committee were re-appomted 
to- visit the Concord church and investigate the char- 
ges as above directed, viz : H. S. Spivey, Wni. S. 
Melvin. B. F. Jessup, E. D. Johnson and J. M. Beas- 

ley. 

Committee to select Corresponding Messengers re- 
ported as follows : 

To the Eastern— E. S. Herring and H. Bennett. 

To the Raleigh— Elders J. M. Beasley and R. 

Newton. 

To the Cape Fear— Elder E. D. Johnson and L. 

Humphrey. i o t n 1 1 

To the Pee Dee— D. W. McGugan and b. J. Cobb. 
To the Sandy Creek— J. F. Marsh and Elder Wm. 

Brunt. 

The above report was then ratified. 

The committee appointed on yesterday evening to 
prepare a suitable resolution in aid of the Domestic 
Mission Board presented their resolution, which, after 
several remarks, was lost. 

The report on Sabbath Schools was called for, read 
and ordered to be appended. 

The report on Ministerial Education was read and 
ordered to be appended. 

The hour having arrived for the addresses on the 
Endowment of Wake Forest College, the speakers 



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were introduced by the Moderator. Elder Wm. Brunt 
first addressed the Association, followed by Elder 
John Monroe. At the close of the addresses a sub- 
scription and collection was taken up, amounting to 
$31 00 in cash and $225 00 by subscription in be- 
half of the Endowment of Wake Forest College. 
The following resolution was then lead and passed : 

Kesolyed, That all the members of each Church in this Association are 
hereby requested to work diligently to make the Endowment of Wake 
Forest College a complete success. 

The Association then suspended for half an hour. 
The Association again resumed their labors. 

Resolved, That the next session of this body be held with the church 
at White Oak, Bladen county, N. C, to meet on Thursday before the third 
Sabbath in October, 1874. Elder J. M. Beasley to preach 1 he Introducto- 
ry Sei-mon. Elder J. T. T-wnsend, alternate. Elder Wm. Brunt to 
preach the Charity Sermon oa Sabbath. Elder H. S. Spivey, alternate. 

Invitation renewed to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Brother S. E. Ward, from the Cape Fear 
Association, with a letter and package of minutes, 
presented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Agreed to have the Constitution and rules ef order 
reprinted. 

The Clerk was allowed $25 00 for his services. 

The Clerk was instructed to have as many copies 
of the minutes as the funds sent up for the purpose 
will pay for and distribute them pro rata among the 
churches. 

The Treasurer was called on to report. Report 
received and ordered to be appended. 

Chairman of the Domestic Mission Board presented 
his report, which was received and ordered to be ap- 
pended. 

The following resolution was then passed : 

Eesolved, That the thanks of this body be and are hereby tendered to 
the citizens iu the vicinity of Providence for the kind and hospitable man- 
ner in which they have entertained the delegates and visitors. 

All the unfinished business referred to the Domes- 



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tic Mission Board. 

The Association then adjourned until the time and 

place next appointed. 

Minutes read and approved. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator. 

D. W. McGUGAN, Clerk. 



Sabbath Morning. 
The Charity Sermon was preached by Elder A. B. 
Alderman to a large and attentive congregation, at the 
close of which a collection was taken up amounting 
to $19 68 in behalf of Domestic Missions. , Elder 
Wm. Brunt followed immediately after from Psalms, 
11th chapter and 1st verse : " In the Lord put I my 
trust." At the same time the Presbyterian house of 
worship was occupied by Elders P. C. ConneUy and 
J. M. Beasley who preached to attentive congi;^ga- 

tions. 

Thus closed a pleasant session. 



APPENDIX. 



HEPOET or THE EXECUTIVE BOAKD TO THE ASSOCIATION. 

Owiiifi to the inclemency of the weather, no meeting was held at the 
close of the first quarter. At the end of the second quarter a meetmg was 
held with the Salem Church. The reports from the Missionaries were en- 
couraging for the season of the year ; they reported thirty-seven (37) days 
service, five baptisms and the constituting of one church. 

The Board held a second meeting at the end of the third quarter with 
the church at Beaver Creek. The Missionaries reported at that time twen- 
ty-two (22) days' service. ^, ., , mr, -mr- • 

The third meeting was held with the Church at Shiloh. The Mission- 
aries reported twenty-three (23) days' service and some interesting meetings. 

The Board met with the Association at Providence. I^e Missionaries 
reported fifteen (15) days' service ; making in all during the year mnety- 
seven (97) days' service. ^. . . ^ n i_-i, j. 

The Board has expended $195 00 in sending Missionaries to destitute 
sections and aiding feeble churches in our bounds. , 

Brethren, much more remains to be done. Although the Missionaries 



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have not reported as many conversions as in time past, we believe much 
good has been accomplished. ' ' The fields are white already to the har- 
vest." KespectfuUy submitted, 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. ~ 



TEEASURER'S REPORT. 

On hand October 19th, 1872 $87 

Sabbath collection at Cedar Creek ' 18 

Received from churches and indi^dduaLs for D. Missions 88 

Received from Financial Committee for D. jMissions 156 

Minute Fund of 1872 91 

Foreign Mission Fund of 1872 97 

Board of Education 21 



81 
19 
63 
28 
60 
82 
33 



Whole Amount received during the year S561 66 

PAID OUT. 

To Foreign Mission Board at Richmond, through the 

Baptist State Convention S 97 83 

" Missionaries during the year 195 00 

" Printing Minutes 53 50 

" Clerk 25 00 

" Board of Education, through Baptist State Convenfn 21 33 



Whole amount paid out . 



$392 66 



On hand October 18, 1873 •. .S169 00 

D. W. McGUGAN, Treasurer. 
We have examined the above report and find it con-ect. 

A. B. AlDEEMAN, I l Ti- n -,. 

Wm. Btjtlee, Auditing Committee. 



EXECUTIVE BO.ARD FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING OCT., 1873, 
AND ENDING OCT., 1874. 



CHUECHES. 


NAMES. 


Cape Fear, 


C. D. Berk. 


Cedar Creek, 


Alex. Thagard. 


Pine Grove, 


S. J. Guy. 


Magnolia, 


J. E. Averitt. 


Fayette-^dlle, 


Eld. J. M. Beasley. 


Eockfish,M 


J. Muslewhite. 


Beaver Creek, 


M. Strickland. 


Manchester, 


Eld. R. Newton. 


Corinth, 


J. Horn. ^?i^ 


Mount Elam, 


T. N. Jackson. 


White Oak, S, 


E. S. Herring. 


Providence, 


D. W. McGugan. 


Green Spring, 


M. Cashwell. 


Saddleti-ee, 


Tj. Humphry. 


Clybons, 


Elder F. A. Prevatt. 


Great Marsh, 


Wm S. Johnson, 


Cypress Cr'k, 


A. S. Smith. 



CHUaCHES. 


NAMES. 


Kingsbury, 


C. D. Nixon. 


Autioch, 


J. W. Vickers. 


Judson, 


W. H. Melvia. 


Baptist Chapel, 


Elder B. Jackson. 


Spring Branch, 


S. Wiliford. 


Salem, 


J. C. Howard. 


Pleasant Union, 


J. Sessoms. 


Pine Green, 


D. W. Tew. 


Bladen Union, 


Wm. J. Tolar. 


Brier Branch, 


J. H. Tatum. 


Beaver Dam, 


H. Jones. 


Shiloh, 


I. McGhee. 


Whit J Oak. (B.) 


Eld. W. S. MeMu. 


Smith's Chapel, 


W. R. Carter. 


Mount Olive, 


B. Roberts. 


Cameron's Grove, 


H. W. Graham. 



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DELEGATES TO THE -BAPTIST STATE CONYENTION. 
El ers J. M. Beasley, Wm. Brunt. J. H. Cobb and Thos. J. Tolar, D. 
W. McGngan and C. P. McGugan. 

EEPOET ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

"Even so hatb the Lord oedained that they which preach the gospel 
SHOTJU) UYE of the gospel. "-1st Cor. , 9 :14. Read all the chapter. Ihe 
very best that we can sav is " Search the Scriptures, and do as they tell 
us For "Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you. — 
Attain- "If ye love ime ye will keep my words." Let ns come to Christ and 
learn to subdue om- passions and improve ourselves in Biblical knowl- 
edge and Cheistian duty. God's Ministers are commanded to go and 
preach. -Mat. 10:6-16, Mat. 28:19, Mark 16:15 1st Coi-^ 9:16, &c. A^d 
we are commanded to support them.— Mat. 10:9-10, 1st Cor. 9.13, Gal. 
6:5-6, 1st Timothy 5 :8-18, &c. The labokee is ^\orthyol his reward. 
' A. B. ALDERMAN, Chmn. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Your committee does not believe that education in a minister is aU that 
is necessarv Indeed, education alone does not make the minister ; but, 
like the grindstone, it shai-pens up the tool so nicely it cuts more easily, it 
cuts more smoothly, it cuts more deeply; it will do more m less tame and 
with more pleasure and ease in doing it. It is no good mark of a good 
workman to work with dull and inefBcient tools. Shai-pen your tools and 
do the work in a workmanlike manner. So, also, is it necessary to sharp- 
en our tools akeadv in use. Everybody knows that the first thing before 
use is to sharpen the axe, and then keep it sharp. Let us use the mental 
grindstone more. Respectfully submitt-ed, 

grmclstoue more. F ^ ^ BEASLEY, Chm'n. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL REPORT. 
Your committee are of the opinion that a greater effort should be made 
bv the churches of this Association than has been made heretofore to es- 
tablish and maintain Sunday Schools. We think the Sunday bchool is 
one of the greatest institutions of the day. But how to get_ the machine- 
ry to work in Aix the chm-ches in this Association we conceive to be our 
duty, and as such we urge those churches that are withoutSunday Schools 
to go to work at once and organize a Sunday School m their chui-ch. It 
is lei-y important to organize properly and to conduct the school ma 
manner so as to make them both interesting to pupils and teachers. We 
do not regard the Sunday School as an ordinary school; no it is a school 
in which the New Testament should be properly and faithfully taugtt. 
And, at this point, we wiU be met by the argument that destitute churchss 
do not have qualified teachers and have no Sunday School. If this is in- 
deed true then what would naturaUy follow to remedy the evil i« to form 
an adult Bible class at once in some such church and procui-e a competent 
teacher for the same, and in this way you would soon prepare the members 
of the class for teachers for your regular Sunday School. We do not feel 
caUed upon at this late day to meet objections that some might raise as to 
the establishing of Simday Schools. Such objections are among the things 
of other days, not of this day of Sunday Schools. „ , . „ , . 

Dear brethren, now we have a word to the Sunday School Teachers of 
this Association, and that is this: We fear that you do not tram up your 



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children as the Bilale clu-ects. Our children should be thorough^ indoc- 
trinated in our schools in the great doctrines of the Bible as ^\■e believe 
and teach them. Brethren, we are far behind om- Pedo-Baptist friends 
in this particular. By reference to their catechitnis you will hnd that at 
a very early age they begin to train and indoctrinate their children, and 
who can object? It is made our lacred duty to train up our children " in 
the ^rj they RHOTJLB go," i^rd as a rosult of disobeyin;;^ the com^nar.d our 
children are allowed to grow up to think it makes but little diSerenee as 
to WHEN they join the people of God, as they can see but little difference, 
not really knowing what the difference is between Baptists and other reli- 
gious organizations. Lastly, we will say that eveey church in this Asso- 
ciation should have an adult Bible class. The command in John 5 :39 is 
' ' Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal Ufa. ' ' Many, 
dear brethren, we have no doubt, fail to do what the great head of the 
church requires of them because they do not search the scriptures to know 
what is required of tbem, and many after knowing duly fail to perform 
that duty. Now, with diligent searching, they will find that no tkq'linct 
excuse wiU do in the great day of the Lord. What would be more interes- 
ting than to see and know that every pleasant Sabbath day all the chil- 
dren of this Association were engaged in searching the will of the great 
Head of the church ? We often regret that the churches are so cold and 
indifferent. There is danger in staying at too great a distance from the 
fire, but you -ftill not act in that way ordinarily; in chm-ch relationship 
you will. Now, dear brethren, we urge you to adopt the plan and would 
suggest that you do so as soon as practicable ; and when you have tested 
it, we shall be very much disappointed if a general revival of rehgion in 
the Association is not the result. Kesp'y submitted, 

JAS. F. MABSH, | ^ 

S. J. GUY, } Committee. 



EEPORT ON PEEIODICALS. 

We cannot urge too strongly the great importance of supplying our fam- 
iUes with pure religious literature, and we know of no better plan to ac- 
complish this object than through our religious newspapers. We recom- 
mend the "Bibhcal Recorder" as a sound and safe paper that will hold 
forth the Gospel truths as taught to us by our Saviour. It will be a safe 
guide for us and we recommend it to the Churches in our Association. 
Published in Ealeigh by Elder A. E. Eedd & Co., at $2 50 per annum. 

We aLso recommend for children and Sunday Schools " Kind Words, " 
well calculated to instruct the young and tender minds "in the way they 
should go. " Published at Marion, Alabama, by the Rev. S. Boykinat the 
following rates : Weekly— single copy, $1 00; Semi- weekly— single copy, 
75 cents; Monthly^^single copy, 50 cents. 

We also recommend the " Home and Eoreign Journal" as of great im- 
portance as a medium of information conoeming our missionary opera- 
tions from every quarter of the^globe. Published at Richmond, Va. , at the - 
low price of 50 cents per annum. W. S. MELVIN, Chm'n. 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Brethren, thirty-six deaths have been reported: six more than last year. 
'■Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself, as he that put- 
teth it ofE " — 1st Kings xx:ll. Some of our dear brethren and sisters have 
laid their armor by for a crown of victory in heaven. It becomes us who 



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) 



remain to clierisli in affectionate christian rememberauce those who are 
gone before. Their works do follow them, for it is said : "Write bles- 
sed are the dend which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the 
Spirit that they may rest from their labors; and their works do lollow 
?hem''-IleY. xiv:13 WM. BBUNT, Chm'n. 



HEPORT ON FOKEIGK ]VnSSIONS. 
Beo. Modeeatoe:— Your committee cannot give a lengthened accomit of 
this great work. We beg laermission, therefore, to conhne attention to a 
few points : 1. The field of Foreign Missions is of special importance at 
this time. J^or many centuries Baptists have labored at great • disadvan- 
tage in Em-ope because of Eeligious Establishments supported according 
to Law of the State. Kut, now, there axe changes and revolutions going 
on in the minds and governments of the people of Em-ope that encom-age 
us to hope that we shall be instrumental iu the bestowTnent of blessings 
upon civilized, scientific, learned Europe, which, hitherto, she has scarcely 
been able to appreciate. Li order to improve the field, great learning and 
cultivation on ora- part will be necessary as certainly as great godliness. 
2. The Heathen Field is everywhere increasing in importance. Be it said 
to the honor of om- Foreign Missionaries, that they are, in proportion to 
their numbers, more successful in conversions than our ministers at home. 
3 .There is, in the natm-eof the case, a strong demand for men, means, 
prayers and everything that can contribute to the success of the work. — 
4. There has been, in the last year, an alarming falling off in contributions 
nearly all over the land. Com. 

PASTOES AND CLERKS OF THE VAEIOUS CHUECHES AND 

THEIR POST OFFICES. 



CHUECHES, 



PASTOES AND POST OFFICES. 



Cape. Fear, 
Cedar Creek, 
Magnolia, 
Pine Grove, 
Fayette ville, 
Eockfish, 
Beaver Creek, 
Manchester, 
Kingsbury, 
Antioch, 
Judson, 

Baptist Chapel, 
Spring Branch, 
White Oak, (S.) 
Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 
Pine Green, 
Corinth, 
Mount Elam, 
Smith's Chapel, 
CjTpress Creek, 
Brier Branch, 
Beaver Dam, 
White Oak, (B.) 



H. S. Spivey, Fayetteville, 
W. S. Melvin, Harrison's Cr'k, 

B. Newton, Manchester, 
H. S. Spivey, Fayetteville, 
Wm. Brunt, 

D. A. Buie, 
W. C. West, 

J, M. Beasley, " 

E. Newton, 

J. M. Beaslej', 

it a 

A B Alderman, Hawley's store 
W. C. West, FayetteviUe, 
W. M. Page, Hawley's store, 
H. S. Spivey, Fayetteville, 
W. M. Page, Hawley's store, 

a it ti 

N. Mercer, Lumberton, 

W. M. Page, Hawley's store, 

J. Smith, BlockersviUe, 

C. C. Newton, Herringsville, 
L. Bry^'n, BlockersviUe, 

H. S. Spivey, Fayetteville, 
W. S. Melvin, Harrison's Cr'k, 



CLEEKS AND POST ©FFICES. 



Jas. Marsh, Gray's Creek. 

M. H. Sewall, Cedar Creek. 

J. H. Averitt, Blocliersville. 

S. J. Guy, Fayetteville. 

I HoUingsworth, " 

J. Muslewhite, Manchester. 

Jas. Holt, Fayetteville. 

D. Kivett, Manchester. 

C. D. Nixon, Fayetteville. 

J. Daughtery, •' 

J. T. Townsend, " 

H J Lockamy, Hawley's store. 

T. B. Strickland, 

A. E. Campbell, Clinton. 
J. C. Howard, 

J. A. E. Howard, Owensville. 
J. A. Beman, Clinton. 
John Horn, " 

B. WaiTen, Hawley's store. 
W. B. Carter, Warnsville. 
M.. M. Smith, Elizabethtown. 
W. T. Jessup, 

F. Jones, BlockersviUe. 

D M Melvin, Harrison's Cr'k. 



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CHUHCHilS. 


PASTORS AND POST OFiTCJiS. 


Shiloh, 


W. S. MeMu, HaiTison'sCr'k, 


Mount Olive, 


F. A. Prevatt, Lnmberton, 


Bladen Union, 


E. D. Johnson, St. Panls, 


Green Spring, 


t i a 


Providenee, 


J. Monroe, Lanrel Hill, 


Saddletree, 


E. D. Johnson, St. Panls, 


Clybons, 


F. A. Prevatt, Lmnberton, 


Great Marsh, 


E. D. Johnson, St. Pauls, 


Cameron's Grov 


e, 1 



CliEKKS AND POST OFFICES. 

I. MeGhee, Loveland. 

D. M. Sin^detarv, Tar Heel. 

T. M Willis, Loveknd. 

M. CashweU, PtosUu. 

D. W. McGugan, Dundarroch 

S. E.. Davis, Luniberton. 

W. B. Odum, 

A. Odmii, St. Pauls. 

D. Cltrk, Swan's Station. 



FINANCIAL COiOHTTEE'S KEPOET. 



CHUECHES. 

Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek . . . . 

Magnolia 

Pine Grove 

Fayett .ville 

Eockfish 

Beaver Creek. . . . 
]\Ianchester ...... 

Kingsbury 

Antioch 

Judson 

Baptist Chapel. . . 
Spring Branch. . . 
White Oak (S.).. 

Salem 

Pleasant Union... 

Pine Green 

Corinth ... 

Mount Elam 

Smith's Chapel . . . 
Green Spring. . . . 

Providence 

Saddletree 

Clybons 

Great Marsh 

Cypress Creek .... 
Biier Branch . '. . . 

Beaver Dam 

White Oak (S.). . 

Shiloh 

Bladen Union. . . . 

Mount Olive 

Cameron's Grove. 



MINTJTE FUND. 



Total. 



S3 00 
2 50 



50 
00 
00 
00 
00 
50 
05 
50 
00 
00 
70 
50 
00 
00 
35 
00 
30 
00 
00 
00 
75 
00 
00 
50 
2 00 



15 

50 
50 
00 
50 



S77 80 



DOMESTIC 

JJISSIONS. 



.S 5 00 



.5 00 



FOPuEIGN 

jnssioNS. 



EDUCATION. 



S2 80 



(S5 pledged. ) ' 

(So pledged.) (85 pledged.) I (S5 pledged) 

1 00 80 

2 oo; 



(SIO pledged) I 



.5 00! 



.2 001. 
.2 001. 



.11 00 
..5 00 



.8 00 
.5 00 



, olO 25 
.23 00 



.5 35 
.5 00 
.3 00 



.5 20 
."2 '25 



.2 25 



.5 00. 



S64 35 S46o0| 



. S5 05 



The committee appointed to audit the above account have examined it 
and find it coiTCct. A. B. Aldeeman, { Xudiihis Committee. 

Wm. Butlze, \ ° 



(17.) 



SABBATH SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHUBCHES. 


SUPEEJDS TJiNBENTS. 


1— 1 


.a 
o 

i 

H 

CD 
1 — 1 

a 


No. of Scholars. . 


VOLtTMES IN T.TBEAEY. 


Cape Fear, 






Cedar Creek 




7 
2 
4 


7 
2 
4 


73 
30 
40 


26 papers taKen. 


Magnolia 


R. H. Bryan. 
T. W. Devane. 
N. J. McDuffie. 


Pine Grove 




Fayettr.ville 


800 & 75 child's papers. 


Kockfish 








Beaver Creek 












Manchester 

Kingsbury 


Z. T. Kivett. 
M. L. Nixon. 


4 


6 


77 
25 


200 


Antioch 




Judson 












Baptist Cha^iel .... 


B. Jackson. 
G. God\"vt!i. 
W. B. Grumpier. 
J. A. E. Howard. 
A. J. Cooper. 



t 

3 
4 
4 


3 

1 
3 
4 
4 


61 
60 
42 
75 
110 




.... 


Spring Branch .... 
White Oak (S. ). . . 
Pleasant Union .... 




Salem 

Pine Green 




Corinth 












Mount Elam .■ 


Wm. H. McLamb. 
E. Cain. 


4 
3 


4 
3 


60 
35 




Smith's Chapel .... 
Cypress Creek 




Brier Branch 


J. H. Tatum. 


3 


3 


32 




Beaver Dam 




White Oak (B.).. . 


C. Maitin. 

N Jones & A Core. 
E. P. AUen. 
E. M. Tolar. 
M. CashweU. 

D. W. McGugan. 
L. Humphry. 










Shiloh.... 

Mount Olive 

Bladen Union 

Green Sjpring 


2 

3 
3 
2 
3 


1 
4 
2 
3 

I 


23 
20 
25 
44 
25 
40 




Providence 

Saddletree 


400 


Clybons 




Cameron's Grove. . 












Great Marsh 


Wm. S. Johnson. 


3 


3 


35 









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TABLE SHOWING THE ADDITIONS AND DIMINUTIONS OF CHUECHES 
AND TIME OF HOLDING MEETINGS. 



Additions. I iDiminiit'n 



CHUECHES. 



Cape Fear 

Cedar Creek 

Magnolia 

Pine Grove 

FayetteviUe . . . . , 

Rocklish 

Beaver Creek 

Manchester 

Kingsbury 

Antioch 

Judson 

Baptist Chapel . . 
Spring Branch . . 
White Oak, (S.). 

Salem. 

Pleasant Union. . 

Pine Green 

Corinth 

Mount Elam . . . 
Smith's Chapel. . 
Cypress Creek . . 
Brier Branch. . . 
Beaver Dam .... 
White Oak, (B.). 

Shiloh 

Bladen Union . . 

Mount Olive 

Green Spring. . . 
Providence . . . . , 

Saddleti'ee 

Great Marsh. ... 

Clybons 

Cameron's Grove , 



TotiU 160 86 






16 
7 
2 
2 



12 

-2 

1 

7 



6 

7 

7 

21 

13 

8 
40 



4 
3 
15 
2 
1 

10 
3 
1 
3 



4 
2 
1 
10 
2 
1 
4 

3 
4 
20 
1 
2 



27 109 86 



10 



Membership, j 




n3 






^ 


CD 


l-H 




o 


cS 


M 
^ 


'o 
Q 


O 


127 




127 
150 

70 


56 


49 


105 

192 

45 


24 




24 


95 


5 


100 
22 

112 
23 

253 

156 


100 


53 


153 


139 


8 


147 

124 

112 

49 

44 

53 

79 

102 

106 

133 

53 

110 

58 

112 


65 


10 


75 
132 


80 


27 


107 
46 


686 


152 


3174 



TIME OF MEETING. 



4th Sunday & day before. 
3d " in each month. 
3d " 

Every Sunday 



1st Simday & day before. 

1st " in each month. 

3d " anddaybefora 

2nd " 

2nd " 

1st " " 

1st " 

3d " " 

3d " 

4th " 

2nd " 

3d 

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Every Sunday. 

1st Sunday & day before. 

4th " " " " 

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1st 

2nd 

3d 

2nd 

2nd 



(19.) 
CONSTITUTION 



OF THE 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Wheeeas, Gods people are commanded to strive together for the faith 
ot the Cxospel ; and whereas, in union there is greater strength and capacity 
for assisting m the promotion of Christ's Kingdom on Earth; we, professed 
disciples oi Christ, resolve to unite m an associated capacity on the fol- 
lowing Constitution: 

Aeticle 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the 
Cedae Ceeek Baptist Association of Noeth Caeolina. 

Aet. 2. This body shaU be composed of Delegates cho-en by the Church- 
es connected with it, each Church being entitled to three Delegates 

A . x? *^® selection of these delegates, the churches shaU pay strict 
regard to the moral and intellectual qualifications of those appointed 

Aet 4. The delegates thus selected should bear from their respective 
churches a letter certifying their appointment, and communicating infor- 
mation relative to the state of the church and the interest thereof 

Aet. 5. The Association shall select out of their members annually a 
presiding officer, a Secretary, a Treasurer, who shall be elected by ballot 
and who slmU continue in office until the time for the annual election. ' 
Aet. 6. The object of the Association shall be the promotion of Christ's 
Kingdom among men, and the way and means of accomplishing this shaU 
be selected and prosecuted in strict confonnity to "law and testimony " 

Art. 7. The Association shall have a fund created and sustained by vol- 
untary contabutions from the churches, which shall be held by the Treas- 
Tirer and subject to the disposition of the majority present at any annual 



session. 



Aet. 8. A faithful record shaU be made of the proceedings of each an- 
nual session, which shaU be printed and presented to each session. 

Aet. 9. It shall be the province of the Association to appoint an execu- 
tive committee to whom may be submitted the consummation of any plan 
adopted ; which committee shall be answerable for their official acts to the 
Association. 

Aet. 10. The Association shall not maintain permanent fellowship to- 
ward any of her churches which neglect to institute and preserve proper 

^'^I^itP- ^ ,^"^'^^§*^®"'°^^°^^®^' ^or toward any of her churches 
and Ministers who tireat her Constitiition with.contempt ; but shall sustain 
witb all her influence such as promote Gospel principles and order. 

Aet. 11. It shaU be the province of the Association to invite visiting 
and corresponding brethren to a seat, who shall be entitled to speak on 
any pomt imder discussion, but not to vote. 

Aet. 12. The annual session of this Association shall be on Thursday 
before the third Lord's day in October, at such places as may be chosen. 

AET. Id. By appomtment of the Association there shall be an introduc- 
toiy sermon preached, and also a charity sermon. 

Aet. 14. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session, by 
a vole of two-thirds of those present. 



(20.^ 
RULES OF ORDER 



or THE 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION^ 



1 At each assembling for the transaction of business, the presidmg^of- 
ficer (or iu his absence the Secret^xry,) shall invite the members to their 
appropriate places, and a chaii-man j^ro tem. shall be appomted Then 
the meeting shaU be opened with reading the Scriptures, praLse and prayer, 
either by him or some one on whom he may impose the duty. , . , ' 

2 The presiding officer shall, as far as in him lies, mauitain a strict 
conformit^^ to the Constitution and Eules of Order of the Association, m 
the natm-e, manner and spirit of the business transacted. He sliaii ap- 
pouit committees, decide questions of order, and give his views on any 
point under discussion after others are done speaking. 

3 The names of the delegates shall fee called each day oi the session, 
previous to proceeding to business, and the Minutes of the preceding 
meeting read and approved. aj „„-u 

4 -The members shall observe that respect towards the officers, afideacn 
other which becometh those that reverence God, whose they are, and 
whom thev serve. When any member is about to speak m debate, or make 
remarks, he shaU rise from his seat, and respectfully adch:ess himself to 

•the presiding officer; shall confine himself to the question under consider- 
ation, and avoid all pei-sonahties. No member shaU speak t^ice on the 
same question vdthout leave. . , ,, ^ • ++„„ 

5 When a motion is made without a second it shall not receave atten- 
tion, but if seconded, it shaU be stated by the presiding officer, or it m 
writing, shall be read by the Secretary, before debate. , , ^i a 

6. After a motion is stated by the presiding officer, or read by the Sec- 
retary, it shaU be deemed to be m the possession of the Association, Dut 
may be withdrawn at any time by the mover, previous to a discussion. 

7 When a question is under debate, no motion or liroposition^shali De 
received but to adjourn, to lay oil the table, to amend, or to postpone in- 
definitely, which several motions shall have preference in the order m 

which they are stated. „, ^- j.- ^ i+ 

8 When a motion has been carried in the affirmative, or negative, .it 
shall be in order for any member who voted hi the majority to move toj.; 
reconsideration thereof on the same day. ^ 

9. When a subject is presented, and is promptly opposed by any mem- 
ber it shaU be admitted to consideration by a vote of the Association. _ 

10. No member shall absent himself from the meetmg Qi the Associa- 
tion unless he have permission, or be sick and unable to attend, r 

11. All questions, except such as relate to the Constitution, shaU be de- 
cided by a majority of votes. ■ „„„„„i 

* 12. These Kules of Order maj be altered or amended at any_ annual 
session of the Association, by a vote -of a majority of the delegates 
present. 






MINUTES 



OF THE. 



Seventeenth Annua] Session 




OF THE 



liekCreekEaitistAssociatm 



HKLD WITH THE CHUKCH AT 



PirhitG Oak^ Bladen Co.^ iy[. C.<, 



Ootoloor lS-19, X8^4. 



RALEIGH : 
Edward's, beoughton .& co., printers and binders. 

Jan., 1875. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Seventeenth Annual Session 



OF THE 



i II 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



White Oak, Bladen Go.^SJ. O, 



Octoloor lS-19, 13^4. 



RALEIGH: 

EDWABDS, BROUGHTON & CO., PRINTERS AND BINDEEa 

Jan., 1875. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Thuksday, October 15th, 1874-. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder Jno. M. 
Beasley, from Deut. 11th chapter, 21st verse : " Behold, the 
Lord thy God hath set the land before thee : go up and 
possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto 
thee; fear not, neither be discouraged." 

After an interval of thirty minutes, the Association was 
called to order by the Moderator, Elder J. M. Beasley, and 
organized by reading a portion of Scripture, singing and 
prayer. Elder J. T. Townsend leading. 

The names of Churches were then called, and a majority 
being present, the Association proceeded to business. 

Appointed Elders J. T. Townsend and L. Bryan Reading 

Appointed Elder B. F. Jessup aad Brother C. D. Berke a 
Committee of Finance. 

The Pastor and Elder Wm. S. Melvin with the Deacons 
of White Oak Church, were appointed a Committee on Ee- 
ligious Exercises during the session. 

The Church Letters were then called for and read, and 
the names of delegates enrolled as follows : 

CUMBEELAND COtTHTY. 

Cape Fear—G. D. Berk, J. R. Tolar. 

Cedwr Greek—ElABv B. F. Jessup, D. L. Smith, A. Thagard. 

Magnolui—El^&t L. Bryan, H. Jones, R. F. Strickland 

Fine Grove— S. J. Guy, D. L. Beard. 

Fayettemlle—EUex Jno. M. Beasley, W. H. Tomlinson, P. Taylor. 

liockjish— Jno. Muslewhite. 

Beaver Creek— Jas. Holt, M. Strickland 

Manchester— L. T. West, Z. T. Kivett, H. J. Kivett 

Antwch-J: W. Vickers, H. L. HaU, Julian Alderman. 

Judson—yf. H. Melvin, L. D. Sessoms. 

Kingsbury— ^oi represented. 

Concord— ^oi represented. 

miifs Grove— EIAgx J. T. Townsend, Eld«r W. C. West. F. Brace 

Rocky Moun1r-Z. B. Newton. ' 

SAMPSON COUNTT. 

Baptist Cliapel—'EA.diex B. Jackson, H. L. Wrench 

Swing Branch— -Emer S. Wiliford, G. Godwin, S.'b. West. 

White Oak— A. E. Grumpier, K. N. Butler 



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Pleasant Union — J. Sessoms, J. A. R. Howard. 

Salem — Elder H. S. Spivey, S. A. Howard, J. E. Howard. 

Pine Green— I). W. Tew, F. Tew. 

Corinth — Jas. O. Carter. 

Mount Slam — Thoo. N. Jackson, B. Warr«n. 

Smith's Chapel — E. Cain. 

Beaver-dam — J. H. Hall, S. Horn, Alex. Simons. 

BIiiX)EN OOUNTT. 

Cypress Creek — ^Slder J. Smith, A. S. Smith, J. Cain. 

Brier Branch — J. H. Tatum, J. I. Cain, W. T. Jessup. 

White Oa^— Elder Wm. S. Melvin, Elder E. Martin, Jas. Melvin. 

Shiloh—'ii. Jones, D. D. Salmon, I. McGhee. 

Bladen Umon—B.. M. Tolar, D. Kegister, F. M. Willis. 

Mount Olive — D. M. Singletary, W. Allen, H. Allen. 

BOBESON COUNTY. 

Green Spring — M. Cashwell, C. S. Cashwell, H. Jones. 
ProvideTiee—D. W. McGugan, T. J. Tolar, R. W. Kinlaw. 
Great Marsh— Bldev E. D. Johnson, Wm. S. Johnson, I. J. Belch. 
Saddletree~L. Humphrey, S. E. Davis, M. Humphrey. 
Cli/boris—Eldex F. A. Prevatt, Wm. B. Odum. 

MooEB coxrarr. 
Camron's Qi'ove — ^Represented by Letter, 

The term of the officers having expired, the Association 
ballotted for the same. 

Re-elected former officers, to-wit : Elder Jno. M. Beasley, 
Moderator ; D. W. McGugan, Clerk and Treasurer. 

Association then adjourned until 9^ o'clock, Friday morn- 
ing. Closed with benediction by Elder Wm. Brunt. 



^ Friday, October 16th, 1874. 

Association met at the appointed hour. 

After reading a portion of Scripture and singing, prayer 
was offered, W. H. Lomlinson leading. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Extended an invitation to Churches wishing to form a 
connection with this Association. 

A letter was then read from the Church at Lillie's Grove, 
Cumberland County, a newly organized church, which was 
received in due form. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding and Visiti^g 
Brethren. 

A letter and package of minutes were presented from the 
Cape Fear Association, and received ; Brother W. J, Tolar 
was welcomed to a seat. 



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^j^^^ojlowing resolution was then read and unanimously 

Besolved, IJat no member speak more than ten minntes on any snbiect 
and five minutes to reply to his opponent, during this session. ^ ^ ' 

^ Churches absent on yesterday were then called for, their 
letters read, and the names of the delegates enrolled 

Appointed the male members of White Oak Church a 
Committee of Vigilance. 

Appointed Elder H. S. Spivey, Brothers P. Tavlor and J. 
W. Vickers a Committee to Nominate Writers and Subjects 
lor next Session. ^ 

T mPP^^^*^^ ^I'^^^T ^' ^- Tolar, A. S. Smith and Elder 
J. 1. iownsend Auditing Committee for this Session 

Appointed Elder E. D. Johnson, F. M. Willis and H. L. 
Mall a Committee to appoint Corresponding Messengers. 

Corresponding Messengers appointed at last session call- 
ed on to report: 

allf refei^d^^'^^^ Messengers report that they attended and were cordi- 
socS n?w^;';;Sir '^"' ""* ' '^"^^ ^"' P^°^^^^ °' ^^-*- ' t^-* ^- 

To the Eastern—'We have no report. 
To the Sandy Creek— l^o report. 

The Committees appointed at last session, on the various 
subjects, called on to report, to-wit : Domestic Missions, For- 
eign Missions, Ministerial iiducation, Sabbath Schools, Min- 
isterial Support, Periodicals, Obituaries and Intemperance 

Ihe report on Domestic Missions was then called for and 
read, then Elder P. C. Connelly (the General Missionary) 
was allowed to read his report in connection with the other 
and after remarks from Elders P. C. Connelly, Wm. Brunt 
and others, th^ - eport was received and ordered to be an- 
pended, ^ 

A letter was thcr read from the Rocky Mount Church 
Cumberland Count} > newly organized church, wishing to' 
f 3rm a connection wiu, this Association, which petition was 
received m due form. 

The report on Ministerial Support was then called for and 
read, and ordered to be appended. 

Report on Periodicals called for, read and ordered to be 
appended. 



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A number of subscribers were obtained for the Recorder. 

Report on Obituaries read and ordered to be appended. 

Report on Intemperance called for ; the report not being 
ready, the writer was allowed until to-morrow to complete it. 

Appointed Elder E. D. Johnson, Wm. H. Melvin, and 
Elder J. T. Townsend a Committee to prepare a list of the 
members of the Domestic Mission Board. 

Association called off for half an hour. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Association called on and resumed business. 

The following resolution was then unanimously passed : 

Besohed, That the thanks of this body are due and are hereby tendered 'to 
the Editors of the Bohesonian and EagU for past favors. 

The Committee appointed at the last session to visit Con- 
cord Church, called on to report, which they did through 
their Chairman, Elder H. S. Spivey ; that the reports against 
said church are false, and they report the church in order ; 
whereupon, 

On motion, a Committee consisting of Elders J. M. Beas- 
ley and Wm. Brunt were appointed a Committee to re-visit 
said church and correct a misundertanding between said 
church and the Association. 

The Association then gave way to a meeting of the Do- 
mestic Mission Board. 

The Association called on again. 

Adjourned to 9| o'clock Saturday morning. Prayer was 
then offered, Elder E. D. Johnson leading. 



Saturday, October 17, 1874. 

The Association assembled, and opened by reading a por- 
tion of Scripture and singing. 

Prayer was then offered. Elder H. S. Spivey leading. 

Minutes of the previous day read and approved. 

Names of delegates called and absentees marked. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding and Visit 
Brethren. 



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Elder _N. Mercer, from the Cape Fear Associatioiij pre- 
sented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Letters of dismission was then voted to the Clybons and 
Mount Olive Churches, to unite with the Cape Fear Asso- 
ciation. 

The report on Sabbath Schools called for, read, and after 
remarks from various brethren, the report was ordered to 
be appended. 

Report of the Chairman of the Domestic Mission Board 
was called for, and read, and ordered to be appended. 

The report on Foreign Missions read, and ordered to be 
appended. 

The report of the Chairman of the Domestic Mission 
Board was called for and read, and ordered to be appended. 

Agreed to have as many minutes printed as the funds in 
hand will justify, for general distribution, the printing to 
be done at the Recorder Office. 

Agreed that the Clerk have $25.00 for his services. 

Appointed J. W. Vickers and W. C. West to appoint del- 
egates to the Baptist State Convention. 

Resolved, That the next session of this body be held with the Church at 
Salem, Sampson County, N. C. , to meet on Thursday before the third Sab- 
bath in October, 1875. Elder E. D. Johnson to preach the Introductory Ser- 
mon; Elder Joab Smith, Alternate. Elder Wm. Brunt to preach the Mission- 
ary Sermou on the Sabbath; Elder H, A. Brown, Alternate. 

The Committee appointed to appoint delegates to the 
Baptist State Convention called on to report, the report re- 
ceived and approved. 

Committee appointed to appoint Corresponding Messen- 
gers called on to report ; report received and approved. 

The Association called off for half an hour. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association called on again. 

A hymn was sung, and after the singing of this hymn, 
the Association was addressed by Elder Wm. Brunt, on the 
Endowment of Wake Forest College. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be and are hereby tendered to the 
citizens, in the vicinity of White Oak, for the kind and hospitable manner in 
which they have entertained the delegates and visitors during the session, of 
this body. 



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The following queries were then taken up and discussed 
and answered, as follows : 

1st. What course should be pursued where members from the Free-Will 
Baptist Church seek admittance into our Church ? 

Answer : We do not regard their baptism valid. 

2nd. Should our Churches receive excluded members of other Churches 
of our faith and order ? 

Answer: No. 

Corresponding Messengers to sister Associations are as 
follows : 

To the Eastern — J. O. Howard and E, S. Herring. 
To the Baleigh— Elder A. B. Alderman and W. H. Tomlinson. 
To the Cape i^mr— Elder W. S. Melvin, Elder E. D. Johnson and Wm. S. 
Johnson. 

T» the Pee JDee—D. W. McGugan and T. J. Tolar. 

To the Sandy CVeeA— Elder Wm. Brunt and Elder J. T. Townsend. 

Writers and Subjects for next Session are as follows : 

Domestic Missions— Elder Wm. Brunt and P. Taylor. 

Foreign Missions— YX.dex Wm. S. Melvin. 

Ministerial Education — ^Elder E. D. Johnson and F. M. Willis. 

Saihath Schools — J. Muslewhite and D. Kivett. 

Ministerial Support— B. W. McGugan and W. H, Tomlinson, 

Periodicals— Elder J. T. Townsend and T. W. Devane, 

Obituaries — Elder J. M. Beasley. 

Intemperance— yfm. H. Melvin and Elder H. S. Spivey. 

On motion, it was agreed that Elder H. S. Spivey present 
to the next session of this body a form of Church Covenant 
and Rules of Order, for the use of the Churches composing 
this Association. 

The Treasurer was then called on to report, which report 
was read and ordered to be appended. 

The Auditing Committee then submitted their report, 
which was received. 

The Association then adjourned until time and place 
next appointed. 

Closed with singing and prayer, Elder Joab Smith lead- 
ing. Benediction by the Moderator. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator. 

D. W. McGugan, Clerk. 



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Sunday, October, 18th, 1874. 

The congregation assembled at the stand in the grove 
where Elder Wm. Brunt addressed the audience from Acts 
16th chapter, 9th verse : " And a vision appeared to Paul in 
the night : there stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed 
him, saying, ' Come over into Macedonia, and help us.' " 

At the close of which, a collection was taken up amount- 
ing to $ in behalf of Domestic Missions. 

Elder P. C. Connelly immediately followed from Gal. 6th 
chapter, 7th and 8th verses : " Be not deceived ; God is not 
mocked : for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also 
reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap 
corruption ; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the 
Spirit reap life everlasting.' 

At the close of which, the Association finally adjourned. 

Thus closed a pleasant and harmonious session. 



APPENDIX. 



EEPOET OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD TO THE ASSOCIATION. 

iq^^^i?7T'^^/^'^"^^i"l™®^*''?S ^""^ organized on Saturday evening, Oct- 
19th, 18/3, and secured the services of Elder P. C. Connelly, as General Mis- 
sionary, according to a previous resolution of the Association 

The next meeting was held with the Church at Cedar Creek, the 29th of 
November, 1873, at which time Elder P. C. Connelly commenced his labors as 
Missionary in the Association And the following ministers were ass^ied 
the foUowmg stations viz: Elder W. C. West at Jumping Eun, Elder E New- 
ton at Flat Branch, Elder J. T. Townsend at Lewise's Gro^e, (now LUU^g 
Grove,) Elder A B Alderman at Pope's School House and Elder S. Wiliford 
March iSV '^''"''^ *^® present quarter, ending the 28th of 

mZ^H^t.^'^S^S^^" ^^^^^J"^^^ *^« Church at Manchester, on the 28th of 
March, 1874. The General Missionary and Ministers reported having served 
the Board ninety-one days, to-wit: Elder Connelly, seventy-six days and re- 

Sf ^'p' w' fi'' ^1^^^-^^' «i^ days ; Elder Townsend, four daysfaid 
Jiilder W. C. West, five days. 

J^iQvf* regular meeting was held with the Church at Cape Fear, May the 
30th, 1874. The General Missionary, Elder Connelly, reported forty-seven 
days service and received f 11.60 ; none of the others reported. At that time 
It was agreed that after the month of June, the labors of Elder P C Con- 
neUy be suspended until the 1st of August, and after that time, his labors be 
m protracted meetings from then until the meeting of the Association 

oqH?^^7! r^f^'n^'^^'^l^.'""^*^^ C^^^'^^ ^* Green Spring, August the 
^Jth, 1874. The General Missionary and Ministers reported fifty-si^ davs 
service, to-wit : Elder S. Wiliford, seventeen days ; Elder J. T. Townsend 
four days ; Elder W. C. West, four days ; and the General Missionary thirty! 
one days service, and received $11.00. The reports of Elder J T Town- 
send and the General Missionary were very encouraging ; two revivals of re- 
ligion were spoken of. o t> > 

i«?.''^ -l^it* jesting was held with the Church at White Oak, October the 16th. 
l«/4 Ihe General Missionary and Ministers reports thirty-five days service 

¥^trTr w^'I ^; ^"i^"^'^' *^^ ^^^' = ^^^''^- B- Alderman, three days '; 
Elder W. C. West, four days ; Elder J. T. Townsend, two days Elder P. C 
ConneUy, twenty-four days, and he receives $11.10. The reports, we con- 
sider, were very encoui-aging. They report several very interesting revivals 
some of which are still in progress, and we hope that many souls may yet be 
brought into the fold of Christ as the fruits of their labors during the past 

The General Missionary and Ministers have served the Board two hundred 
and twenty-nine days, the past year, at a cost of $458.00. The General Mis- 
sionary received $75.45 of this sum from the churches and stations which he 
attended. Ihey report over one hundred baptisms and the constituting of 
one new church Thus you see the labors of the Board during the past year 

All of which is respectfully submitted, s i' j 

JNO. M. BEASLEY, CHArBauN. 



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EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING OCT., 187i, AND 

ENDING OCT., 1875. 



OHUKCHES. 



Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek, 

Concord, 

Magnolia,.. 

Pine Grove, 

Fayetteville, ... . 

Rockfish, 

Beaver Creek, . . . 

Maiicliester, 

Kingsbury, . 

Antioeh, — ... 

Judson, 

Lillie's Grove, . . 
Rocky Mount, . . 
Baptist Chapel, . , 
Spring Branch, . 
White Oak, S.,.. 



MEMBBBS. 



C. D. Berk,.... 
Alex. Thagard,. 



R. F, Strickland, . . 

S. J. Guy, 

Eld. J. M. Beasley, 

J. Muslewhite, 

M. Strickland, 

Z. T. Kivett, .. . 

0. D. Nixon, . , 

J. W. Vickers, .... 

"VV. H. Melvin, 

Eld.J.T.Townsend 
Z. B. Newton,.. 
Eld. B. Jackson, 
Eld. S, Wiliford, 
A. C. Crumpler, 



CHtJBCHES. 



Salem, 

Pleasant Union, . . 
Pine Green, , . . . . 

Corinth, 

Mount Elam, . . . 
Smith's Chapel, . 
Cypress Creek,.. 
Brier Branch,.. . 
Beaver Dam, . . . 
White Oak, B., . 

ShUoh, 

Bladen Union, . . 
Green Spricg,. . . 
Providence, .... 
Great Marsh, . . . 
Saddletree, . 



>i]b:ub£bs. 



Camrdt's Grove, . 



J. C. Howard, . . . 

J. Sessoms, 

D. W. Tew, 

J. Horn, 

T. N. Jackson, . . . 

W. R. Carter, 

A. S. Smith, 

J. H. Tatum, 

H. Jones 

D. B. Melvin.. .. 

I. McGhee, 

F. M. Willis, 

M. Cashwell, 

D. W. McGugan, . 
Wm. S. Johnson,. 
L. Humphrey,.. . . 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

The great commission of our Saviour is, "Go ye into aU the world, and 
isreach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall 
be saved " " The Lord has ordained that those who preach the gospel shaJl 
live of the gospel. " "The laborer is worthy of his hire." ' 'The Lord loves 
a cheerful giver ;" and it is said that it is better to give than to receive. 
Those that give to the poor " lendeth to the Lord ;" and he will repay four- 
fold. Our preachers are generally poor men. Paul says : " Thou shalt not 
muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn." And those who do not work shall 
not eat We are commanded to give according as the Lord has blessed us. 
He has bkssed us with health and strength to labor in and for His cause and 
people The Lord says, " Bring ye all the tithes into the store-house, and 
prove Me, and see if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you 
out a blessing that you shall not be able to receive." The fact is, we do not 
believe, or we would act accordingly. "Lord, help our unbelief.' _ 

The easiest surest and best way to support a pastor is to take Paul s advice: 
" Lay by in store, on the first day of the week, as the Lord has prospered 
you •" and when the deacons take up the collection, then hand m your offer- 
ing according to your ability ; then you may expect the Lord to bless you ; 
not out of duty, but in the discharge of your whole duty. Onr motto should 
be to pay as we go in all things, especiaUy in supporting the pastor. Keep 
your pastor in debt to the church by paying him m advance, he can live 
cheaper and preach better. 

Respectfully submitted, 

P. TAYLOR, Chaibman. 



REPORT ON DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

The command : " Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations," is applicable 
to the church at this day ; but while we should do what we can to chris- 



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iliary to the Foreign Mission ^ ' * ^''^* ^^"''^^^ ^' ^^^ ^««t a^^- 

B. F. JESSUP, Chairmjln. 



KEPOET ON FOBEIGN MISSIONS. 



to ' "g o'yt Sor? an^S^lf nS'V^'n'- ^>* ^^^^^^ ^is ascension. 
theFathi andof theSon andnf S^^ baptizing them in the name of 
serve all things wL^sLvTr'Svfcommanid^^^^^^^^ «^- 

in reference to sLding or XcS^th'' J^^^ ?^ we be idle and inactive 
the perishing heathen who art S-SI??. I? ?^^^ ^^ ''''/ ^'',^.^ ^^^"^ Christ to 
andVthout^God fnThe worS' TodrfquTres of 'nf to^ /if' ^^^^?^* ^°P^ 
yard, to be up and doing, and if we do it not i^J^^^^'' '"^ ^'' P°^ 
profitable servants and TTp wIii o„ . ■' ^^ ^^^^^ ^® accounted un- 
ye refused I have stretc^e^^^^^^^ judgment, "I called and 

have set at naugS all mfcounpi?^«n J t i^^ ""^ ""f^ regarded, but ye 
will laugh at your ca amhv Zd T w^l 1 v °°,''' ''^ "^^ "'P^^^^' I ^'^^ 
'' Therefore labour SiUscallPdTollnT'? ^tu JJ'^'l ^^^^ Cometh/' 
When no man can work?" ^^''^' ^^"^ ^^^'^^^^ ^^^ night cometh 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. A. PREYATT, Chaiemak. 

EEPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

SalbTh'sSr In^Te^o?^^^^^^^^^^ ^-f -PO.^ on 

ed by the Association at its last' ses^s?ot you? SmmiUe'e fSffthattheTd" 

Obediently, 

WM. BRUNT, Chaibmaj;. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 



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tolic usage •, also to explain by argument difficulties that may arise, and 
furnishes a medium of communication concerning missions and all other 
undertakings for the advancement of religion ; thereby bringing them be- 
fore the reading world in a way to awaken their interest and aid. 

The Biblical Recorder, published at Raleigh, N. C, is the organ of our de- 
nomination in this State. It expresses our views and wishes satisfactorily 
and is ably conducted. 

Kind Words, published at Macon, Ga., is eagerly looked for and highly 
appreciated by the little folks. The advantage to children in having a reli- 
gious newspaper of their own but few can properly estimate. These papers 
can be used in the Sabbath School as a valuable means of extending their 
knowledge of Scripture, awakening an interest and pleasure in the pursuit 
not to be secured by other rneans. In the country, remote from Sabbath 
Schools, they can be used in the home circle to the incalculable benefit of 
the rising generation, who will thereby acquire a fondness for substantial 
reading to the exclusion of pernicious books and papers. 

'llie Foreign Mission Journal, published at Richmond, Va., supplies us 
with information respecting what our Missionaries are doing in foreign 
lands. 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Bkethken : — Many of our number have died since our last meeting. 
And while vre cherish a fond recollection of the departed ones, we should 
remember that we too are bound to die. And should admonish us to be 
also ready that it come not unawares. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTER 



DIGEST ON THS STATE OF RELIGION AS INDICATED BY THE 

CHURCH LETTERS. 

Cape Fear — " Ara wanting in zeal and good works." Elder H. S. Spivey^ 
Pastor. 

Cedar Creek — ^Have been somewhat revived. Eld. Wm. S. Melvin, Pastor, 

Concord — Nothing interesting. Eld. B. F. Jessup, Pastor. 

Magnolia — Have been refreshed. Eld. R. Newton, Pastor. 

Pine Qrovie — Have been revived. Eld. H. S. Spivey, Pastor. 

Fayetteville — They have enjoyed a gracious outpouring of God's Holy 
Spirit ; forty-three added by baptism. Eld. H. A. Brown, Pastor. 

jRocA^sA— Hopeful and in peace. Without a Pastor. 

Beaver Creek—They have been revived; harmony prevails. Eld. W. C. 
West, Pastor. 

Manekestei — Prosperous. Eld. J. M. Beasley, Pastor. 

Hocki/ Mount — A newly constituted church. Eld, R. Newton, Pastor. 

Kingslmry — Nothing special. 

Judson — Nothing special. Eld. J. M. Beasley, Pastor. 

Lillie's Grove — A newly organized body and prosperous. Eld. J. T. Town- 
send, Pastor. 

Antioeh — They have been revived. Eld. J. M, Beasley, Pastor. 

Baptist CAopcZ— Nothing interesting. Elder A. B. Alderman, Pastor. 

Spring Branch — Nothing cheering. No regular Pastor. 

Mount Elatn — In rather a cold state, but nothing of a disorderly nature. 
W. M. Page, Pastor. 

White Oak, S., — Has been much revived. Eld. H. McAlpin, Pastor. 

Salem — Nothing special, yet hopeful. Eld. H. S. Spivey, Pastor. 



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Pleasant Union— R&s been much revived. Eld. "Wm. S. Melvin, Pastor. 

Fine G-reen— They are in a languishing condition. W. M. Page, Pastor- 

Corinth — Nothing special. They have no regular Pastor. 

Smith's Chapel— Thej are in peace. Eld. Joab Smith, Pastor. 

Cypress CVeeA— They have been revived. Eld, C. C. Newton, Pastor. 

Brier Branch — ^They have been blessed with a precious revival. Eld- 
"Wm. S. Melvin, Pastor. 

Bea-der i>aTO— Nothing interesting; Eld. B. F. Jessup, Pastor, 

White Oak, ^.,— Nothing special ; harmony prevails. Eld. H. S. Spivey 
Pastor. ' 

<SMo7i— Somewhat revived and hopeful. Eld; Wm. S. Melvin, Pastor, 

Mount Olive— Nothing interesting. Eld. F. A. Prevatt, Pastor. 

Bladen Union— l^oiYimg special. Eld. E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Green Spring— Axe in peace; somewhat revived. Eld. E. D. Johnson, 
Pastor. 

Providence— Have been cheered and are hopeful. Eld. J. Monroe, Pastor. 

Great Jfars/i— Peaceful and prosperous. Eld. E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Saddletree— ^oilnns. interesting. Eld. E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Clyhons—TYiey are hopeful. Eld. F. Prevatt, Pastor. 

Camron's G^we— Nothing special; hopes for a brighter time. Eld. Wm. 
C. West, Pastor, 



PASTORS AND CLERKS OF THE VARIOUS CHURCHES AND 

THEIR POST OFFICES. 



CHUECHES, 



Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek, . . . 

Concord, 

Magnolia, 

Pine Grove 

Fayetteville, — 

Rockfish 

Beaver Creek, . . 
Rocky Mount, . . 

Manchester, 

Kingsbury, 

Judson, , , 

Lillie's Grove, , . 

Antioch, 

Beaver Dam,. . . 
Baptist Chapel,. 
Spring Branch, . 
Mount Elam,.., 
White Oak, S.,. 

Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 
Pine Green, , . , . 

Corinth, 

Smith's Chapel,. 
Cypress Creek, . 
Brier Branch, . . 
White Oak, B., . 

Shiloh 

Mount Olive, . . . 



PASTORS AND TOST OFFICES. 



H. S. Spivey, Fayetteville,.. 
W. S. Melvin, Harrison's C'k, 
B. F. .Jessup, Cedar Creek, . . 
R. Newton, Manchester, . . . . 
H. S. Spivey, Fayetteville, . . 
H. A. Brown, 



Wm. C. West, Fayettevile, . . 

R. Newton, Manchester, 

Jno. M. Beasley, Fayetteville, 
R. Newton, " 

J. M. Beasley, " 

J. T. Townsend, " 

J. M. Beasley, " 

B. F. Jessup, Cedar Creek,.. 
A. B. Alderman, Hawley's S. 



W. M. Page, Hawley's Store, 

H. McAlpine, Clinton, 

H. S. Spivey, Fayetteville,. . . 
W. S. Melvin, Harrison's C'k 
W. M. Page, Hawley's Store, 



J. Smith, Blockersville, . 

C. C. Newton, Herringsville, 
W. S. Melvin, Harrison's C'k 
H. S. Spivey, Fayetteville,.. . 
W. S, Melvin, Dawson's L'g, 
F. A. Prevatt, Lumberton, . , 



CLEBKS AND POST OFFICES. 



James Marsh, Grey's Creek 
R. A. Melvin, Cedar Creek 
J. L. Autrie, Blockersville, 
J. H. Averitt, " 

S. J. Guy, Fayetteville, . . . 

I. HoUingsworth, " 

J. Muslewhite, Manchester, 
Jas. Holt, Fayetteville, . . 
D. K. Mints, 
D. Kivett, Manchester, . . 

C. D. Nixon, Fayetteville 
L. D. Sessoms, " 
W. R. Haywood, " 
I. Strickland, 
H. Jones, Blockersville,., 
H. J. Lockamy, Hawley's S 

D. Wiliford, 

B. Warren, " 

G. W. Bennett, Clinton, 

J.C.Howard, 

N. Faircloth, Owensville, . , 

J. A. Beman, Clinton, 

J.Horn, " 

W. R. Carter, TVarrensville, 
M. M. K. Smith, Elizabetht'n 
W. T. Jessup, Harrison's C'k 
D. M. Melvin, '• 

I. McGhee, Cottonville, 

D. M. Singletary, Tar Heel,, 



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PASTORS AND CLERKS OP THE VARIOUS CHURCHES AND 
THEIR POST OFFICES— Continued. 



CHURCHES. 



Bladen Union, . . 
Green Spring, . . 

Providence, 

Great Marsh, . . . 

Saddletree, 

Clybons 

Camron's Grove, 



PASTOKS AND POST OFFICES. 



E. D. Johnson, St. Paul's,. . 
E. D. Johnson, " 

J. Monroe, Laurel Hill, 

E. D. Johnson, St. Paul's,.., 

E. D. Johnson, " 

F. Prevatt, Lumberton, 

Wm. C. West, Fayetteville,. 



CLERKS AKD POST OFFICES, 



F. M. Willis, Loveland, 

M. Cashvrell, Roslin, 

D. W. McGugan, Dundarrach 

A. Odum, St. Paul's 

S. R. Davis, Lumberton, .... 

Wm. B. Odum, " 

C. H. Wilson, Swan's Station 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



On hand October 18th, 1873, • ^ 

Rec'd from Financial Committee for Domestic Missions . 
" " " " Minute Fund, 1873,... 

« " •' " Foreign Missions, 1873, 

" " " " Board of Education,... 

Sabbath collection at Association, , .. 

1873. 

Nov. 30 Sabbath collection at Cedar Creek 

1874. 
March 28 Through Elder P. C. Connelly from different churches,. . 

" *' " members Domestic Mission Board, 

Sabbath collection at Manchester 

May 30 Through members of the Domestic Mission Board, 

'^' " From churches by Elder P. C. Connelly, 

Sabbath collection at Cape Fear 

29 At Green Spring through members of the Board, 

Sabbath collection at Green Spring, 

Through Elder P. C. Connelly at Green Spring, , 

Received from Financial Committee at White Oak, 

Sabbath collection at White Oak, 

Through Elder P. C. Connelly at White Oak, 



169 00 

64 35 

77 80 

46 50 

5 05 

19 es 

7 47 

42 05 
23 70 
10 00 

18 75 



11 
5 



60 
25 



Aug, 



13 85 



4 
10 



85 
00 



. 76 45 
. 14 03 
. 11 10 

$631 48 



PAID OUT DURma THE TEAR. 

To Financial Committee of the Baptist State Convention, 

at Warrenton, for Foreign Missions,. | 

Board of Education through the same, 

Endovrmeut Funds paid to Elder F. H. Ivey, 

Paid for Printing Minutes, 

Paid to Clerk, 

Minute Fund on hand for session of 1873, 

Paid to Elder Connelly, General Missionary,. 

" " " A. B. Alderman, 

" " " W. C. West, 

" '* " S. Wiliford 

Whole amount paid out up to October 18th, 1874. 

On ha»d October 18th, 1874, 



51 50 


5 05 


26 00 


47 00 


55 00 


5 80 


856 00 


18 00 


24 00 


38 00 



i 596 35 
$ 35 13 



We have examined the above report and find it correct. 

A S' SMSnTH^"^^^' [^^*^»»^ Committee. 



■0. 



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FINANCIAL COMMITTEE'S BEPOKT. 



CHURCHES. 


Minute 

Fund. 


Domestic 

Missions. 


Foreign 

Missions. 


1 

04 



Indian 

Missions. 


Sabbath 

Schools. 


Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek, 

Concord, 


$ 1 00 
2 50 


1 

r 










Magnolia, 

Pine Grove, 

Fayetteville, 

Rockfish, 


1 50 

2 05 
5 00 

1 00 

2 00 

1 00 

2 00 


$" 15 '66 





$5 '6c 







Rocky Mount, 

Manchester, , , 


'"**i'6o 


$ "2'56 




k 50 




Judson, 

Lillie's Grove, * . . . 

Antioch, 

T^pavpr T)am 


*""2*6o 

2 00 

2 00 

1 20 

3 00 

2 50 
2 50 

2 50 

3 00 

1 90 

2 40 

1 10 

2 00 
2 00 
2 00 

2 50 
1 50 

1 05 

3 00 

2 50. 

3 00. 
2 45 
2 00 
1 00. 
1 50. 












Baptist Chapel, 

Spring Branch, 

Mount Elam, 

White Oak. S 


2 00 

• ••••••• 




••«>•• 






Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 












Pine Green, 










• • # . ■• ■ 


Corinth, 

Smith's ChaDp] 












Cypress Creek, . . 


2 00 
1 00 

1 OB; 


*'i'35 








Brier Branch 

White Oalf, B., 

Shiloh, 








Mount Olive, 

Bladen Union,. , 

Green Spring, 

Providence 


"'5 "66 

""5*46 
6 00 


""6'26 
8 35 

18 85 
1 35 


'i'fs 




M*35 


Great Marsh, 

Saddletree, ' 


" * "25 




"25 


Clybon's, 

Camron's Grove, . . ... 






■ ■ * > • t 






^ 70 65 ^ 


^ 38 65 ^ 


^ 38 60 ^ 


M 00? 


^ 50)1 


?3 60 



We have examined the above account and find it correct 

J. T. TOWNSEND, ).,.'. „ 

A. S. SMITH, 5 ■^'^'i'ting Committee. 



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TABLE SHOWING THE ADDITIONS AND DIMINUTIONS OF 
CHURCHES AND TIME OF HOLDING MEETINGS. 



CHURCHES. 



Additi'n Dimini'n |Memb'rship 



03 



Cipe Fear 

Cedar Creek,.. , 

Concord, 

Marnolia, . . . . . 

Pine Grove 

Fayetteville, . . . 

Ro'ckfish, 

Beaver Creek, . . 
Rocky Mount, . . 

Manchester, 

Kingsbury, 

Lillie's Grove, . . 

Judson, 

Antioch, 

Beaver Dam, . . . 
Baptist Chapel, . 
Spring Branch,. 
Mount Elam... 
White Oak, S.,. 

Salem,. 

Pleasant Union 

Pine Green 

Corinth, 

Smith's Chapel, 
Cypress Creek, . 
Brier Branch, . . 



11 



10 
18 
48 

2 
15 

1 






21 



13 
5 
4 
6 



27 
31 



n3 



g 



6 

2 
2 



1 
11 

20 



12 

7 



55 

"i 
1 



19 



3|l 

111.. 



White Oak, B.,. ll 3 

Shiloh, ' ' 

Bladen Union, 
Mount Olive,. 
Green Spring, . . ! 10 
Providence, . . . | 5 
Great Marsh,...] 7 

Saddletree, 

Clybons, j 7 

Camron's Grovel. . . 



1 
4 

2l 5 



2 



114 



76 
71 



1 

•I 1 
3| 3 

1 



99 
39 



OS 

o 



114 
154 



TIME OF MEETING. 



79 

71 
237 
44 
38 
21 
5 104 



4th Sabbath & day before. 

4th " " " 



118 
10!) 



■29152 



401 



1 

2 
o 

2 
9 
1 

2 

26 

39 

2 

2 



211 



2 
3 
1 

8 2 

3 1 
ll 2 
1! 6 

5|-i 

2 
1 



125 



52 



1 

-i 

86'38i 



59 

871 3 



95 
59 



1051 '86 



89 

30 

120 

110 

237 

144 

42 

177 

135 

139 

20 

48 

53 

97 

120 

125 
59 
90 
60 

123 
73 

100 
74 
56 
31 



3d Sabbath & day before. 
2d " " .' 
Twice each Sabbath, 

3rd. Sabijatii.. !.' ...... 

1st Sabbath & day before. 

3rd Sabiaatii. .... ., ' 

2d Sabbath & day before 
3d " <' » 

1st " '< u 

2d " " " 



3d Sabbath & day before. 

1st " "' " 

3d " " " 

2d " " " 

4th " " " 



il57l 



4th Sabbath & day before. 

2d 

Sd 

1st 

2d 

2d 

1st 

1st 

2d 

3d 

3d 

2d 

2d 



u 
a 

i< 

u 









ll 
(( 
(( 
(( 
1( 
u 
ll 

CI 

<< 
ll 



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SABBATH SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



Chtjrches. 


SUPEKINTENDENTS. 


a 

5 

7 


<A 

s 

4 

7 


's 



1 

d 

34 

73 


>^ 

?-< 
C3 
!h 

1— 1 

■A 

1— ( 



75 


No. OF S. S. Papers 
Taken. 


Cape Fear, 

Ot^c\fiv Creek 


Jas. Marsh, 


12 

20 








Magnolia, 

Pine Grove, 

Fayetteville, . . . 


F. Jones & L. Bryan, 

T. W. Devane, 

K J. McDuffie, 


2 
4 

i 


2 

3 

10 


24 

40 

102 










178 


75 Kind Words 






























Manchester, 


Z. T. Kivett 


4 


3 


60 


200 


20 Kind Words, 


Lillie's Grove, 


























Antioch, 


Jas. W. Yickers, . . . 


3 


2 

. . * 


47 


95 




















Baptist Chapel,. 
Mount Elam, ■ . . 
"WliUp Oik ft 


J. D. Malloy, 

W. H. M. Lamb, . . . 


O 
O 

2 


3 

2 


60 
55 












A. J. Cooper, 

J. A. R Howard, . . . 
J. C. Tew, 

S. Carter, 


4 
4 

2 

"s 


4 
4 
4 

"2 


100 
60 
40 

'33 






Pleasant Union, 

Pine Green, 

Corinth, 

Smith's Chapel,. 



















Brier Branch, . . 
White Oak. B., 

Shiloh,... ■ 

Mount Olive, . . 


J. H. Tatum, r 

Ben]. McGhee, 

E. P. Allen, 


^2 

'4 
1 


3 

4 


50 

"36 
20 


















Green Spring, . . 
Providence, . . . 
Great Marsh... . 

Q q ("1 rl 1 of Tpp 


M. Cashwell, 

S.J.Cobb 


\ 3 
2 


2 

2 


1 50 
20 






400 


12 




!' ■ 










d vl"^nr>c; 




! 










Camron's Grove 


H. W. Graham, . . . . 


3 


3 


oC 
94g 












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HELD WITH THJC CHUECH AT 

SALEM, SAMPSON COUNTY, N. C, \ 

OCTOBEK 14-17, ISTS. i 



Re\ . J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator. Fayetteville, N. C. 

D. W. McGUOAN, Clerk, Diindarracl]. Robeson Co.. N, C. I 



RALEIGH, N. C. ; 

BIBLICAL RECORDER PRESSES, 

187(:). 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



i8th annual session 



OF THE 






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Held with the church a^ 



SALEM, SAMPSON COUNTY, N. C.,. 



OCTOBER 14-lT, 1ST5. 



Rev. J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator, Fayetteville, N. C. 
D. W. McGUGAN, Clerk, Dundarracli, Robeson Co., N. C, 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 

BIBLICAL EECORDER PRESSES, 

1876. 



PASTORS AND CLERKS OF THE DIFFERENT CHURCHES AND 

THEIR POST OFFICES. 




fCape Fear, 

iCedar Creek,. . . 

'Concord 

jMagnolia, 

Pine Grove, .... 
Fayetteville, . . ^ 

Hockfish, 

.Beaver Creek,... 
.Rocky Mount,.. 
.Manchester, .... 
JLillie's Grove,. . 

.Judson,.. ... 

Antiocii, 

J3eaver Dam,. . . 
3Iount Pisgah, . 
Baptist Ciiapel,. 
Spring Brancli,. 
Mount Elam,. .. 
White Oak, S.,. 

Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 
Pine Green, . . . . 

Corinth, 

Smith's Chapel, 
Mount Pleasant, 
Long Bi-anch, . . 
Cypress Creek, . 
Brier Branch, . . 
White Oak, B.,. 

Shiloh, 

White .Lake, . . . 
Bladen Union, . 
Green Spring,.. 

Providence 

Great Marsh,. .. 
Saddletree. . . . 
Oamron's Grove, 



Wm. Brunt, Fayetteville, . . . 
Wm. Brunt, 

B. F. Jessup, Cedar Creek,.. 
Wm. Brunt, Fayetteville, . . 

H. S. Spivey, Clinton, 

H. A. Browne, Fayetteville, 



W. C. West, Fayetteville, . . . 
R. Newton, ' ■ 

Jno M. Beasley, " 
J. T. Townseud, " 
W. S. Melvin, Harrison's C'k 
Jno. M. Beaslej'', Fayetteville, 
W. S. Melvin, Harrison's C'k 
Jno. M. Beasley, Fayetteville 
A. B. Alderman, Hawley's St 

S. Wiliford, Giles' Mill 

W. M. Page, Hawley's Store, 

H. McAlpin, Clinton, 

H. S. Spivey, " 

W. S. Melvin, Harrison's C'k 
■W. M. Page, Hawley's Store, 

H. J. Duncan, 

.J. Smith, Blockers ville, . . . . , 
W: S. Melvin, Harrison's C'k 

H. S. Spivey, Clinton, 

C. 0. Newton, Herringsville, 
W. S Melvin, Harrison's C'k 
E Martin, 

B F. Jessup, Cedar Creek, . . 
W. S. Melvin, Harrison's C'k 
E. D. Johnson, St. Pauls, . . . 
E. D. Johnson, " 

J. Monroe, Laurel Hill, 

E. D. Johnson, St. Pauls,. . . 

E. D Johnson, 

W. C. West, Fayetteville, . . . 



James Marsh, Grey's Creek, 
R. A. Melvin, Cedar Creek, . 
B. S. Horn, Blockersville,.. . 
J. H. Averett, " 

S. J. Guy, Fayetteville, 

I. HoUingsworth, " 

J. Muslewhite, I^Ianchester, . 

J. Holt. Antioch 

D N. Newton, Fayetteville, 

D. Kivett, Manchester, 

W. R. Haywood, Fayetteville 
L. D. Sessoms, " 

I. Strickland, 
H. Jones, Clay Fork, ....... 

Wm. S. Fisher, Fayetteville. 
H. J. Lockamy, Hawley's S. 
D. Wiliford, Giles' Mil!,.... 

B. Warren, Hawley's Store,. 

G. W. Bennett, Clinton, 

J. C. Howard, " 

N Faircloth, Dismal, 

J. A. Beman, Clinton , 

Jas. A. Carter, " 

W. R. Carter, Warrensville,. 
S. H. Melvin, 

J. W. Autrey, Blockei'sville 
U. M. K. Smith, Cypress C'k 
W. T. Jessup, Harrison's C'k 
D. M. Melvin, 

I. McGhee, Loveland, .... 
W. H. Russ, Little Sugar-loaf 
P. M. Willis, Prospect Hall, 

J. G. Fisher, Roslin 

D.W. McGugan, Dundarrach 

A. Odum, St. Pauls, 

S. R. Davis, Lumberton,. . . . 

C. H. Wilson, Swan's Station 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, Oct. 14th, 1875. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder E D 
Johnson, from the 50th Psahn, 14 and 15 verses : " Offer 
unto God thanksgiving ; and pay thy vows unto the Most 
High : And call upon me in the dav of trouble : I will de- 
liver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." 

After an interval of thirty minutes, the Association was 
called to order by the Moderator, Elder J. M. Beasley and 
organized by reading a portion of Scripture. 

Singing and prayer, Elder C. T. Bailey leading. 

The names of Churches were then called, and a majority 
being present, the Association proceeded to business. 

Appointed Brothers John F. Byrne and D. W Tew a Com- 
mittee of Finance. 

^ Appointed Brothers Isham Royal and F. M. Willis Read- 
ing Clerks. 

The Pastor and Deacons of Salem Church were appoint- 
ed a Committee on Religious Exercises during the ssssion 

Appointed the male members of the Salem Church a 
Committee of Vigilance. 

The Church Letters were then called for and read, and 
the. names of delegates enrolled as follows c 

CUMBEHLANI) COtTNTT. 

Cape Fear— Jas. Thames, V7m. Butler, J. F. Byrne 

Cedar Creek— D. L. Smith. I. Melvin, A. Tharard 

Concord— A. Horn, J. K. Gregory, H. Nunerf 

Magnolia— M(\ei- L. Bryan, E. F. Strickland, W. A. Melvin 

Pme Grove—S. E. Cain, A. Cain. J. S. Beard 

FayetteviUe—mdev William Brunt, W. H. Tomlinson, P Tavlor 

Jiockfish—Jno. Muslewhite. > • j • 

Beaver Greek— M. Strickland, Chas. Helyeard 

Eocki/ Mount— Z. B. Newton. 

Mancfmster-Mdev J. M. Beasley, Z. T. Kivett, L. T. West 

Lilhe's (?ra»e— Elder W. C. West, M. H. Melvin 

Judmn—YJ. H. Melvin, J. Horn. 

Antioch—K. Bain, M. O. Jackson, M. C. Sewall 

Bmmr ^aw-D S. Bullard, H. Jones, Alex. Simmons. 

Mount Pisgah--^. Hall, C. D. Berk, W. W. Shepherd. 

SAMPSON COUNTY. 

Baptist Chapel-Em^T K. B. Alderman, W. Williams, J. D. Malloy. 



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Spring Erancli- -Elder S. Williford, W. J. Pope, O. D. Strickland. 

Movnt Elam — B. Warren, Wm. Strickland, W. R. Jackson. 

White Oak~R. IvI. Grumpier, W. E. Pridgen, W. Stevens. 

Salem— Elder F. 8. Spivey, I. Roj^al, M. Royal. 

Pleasant ZTnion~J. A. R. Howard, J. Fisher, S. Fairclotb. 

Pine Green— D. W. Tew, J. O. Tew, L. Butler. 

Corinth — ^J. Carter, D. Carter. 

Smith's Chapel — W. R, Carter. 

Mount Pleasant — S. H. Melvin, S. A. Carter, 

Long Branch — J. W. Autrey, D. Culbreth, J. L. Autrey. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Cypress Creek— ElAer Joab Smith, J. Cain, Thos. M. Smith. 

Brier Branch — A. Downing. 

^Y?dte Oak^D. B. Melvin, D. M. Melvin. 

Shihh—l. McGhee. 

White Lake— J. R. Mulford, R. Marshburn. 

Bladen Wmon—D. Register, T. J. Willis, F. M. Willis." 

ROBESON COL'NTT. 

Greeji Spring — -J. G. Fisher, C. S. Cashwell. 
Providence — D. W. McGugan. J. D. McGugan. 
Great Marsh — Elder E. D. Johnson, A. Odum, J. Watson. 
Saddletree — S. R. Davis, M. Humphrey. 

MOOKE COUNTY. 

Camron^s Grove — Represented by letter. 

The term of the officers having expired, the Association 
ballotted for the same. 

The officers of the past year were re-elected, viz : Elder 
Jno. M. Beasley, Moderator ; D. W. McGugan, Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

Extended an invitation tt) corresponding and visiting 
brethren : Elder C. T. Bailev, Editor of the Biblical Recorder; 
Prof C. E. Taylor, of Wake Forest College; Elder G. S'. 
Jones, from the Salem Association, a Sunday School Mis- 
sionary ; Elder J. B. Richardson, Corresponding Secretary 
of the Baptist State Convention ; Elder P. C. Connelly and 
Elder D. N. Gore, from the Cape Fear Association ; and Bro. 
J. L. Boykin, from the Eastern Association, presented them- 
selves and were welcomed to seats. 

An invitation was then extended to Churches desiring to 
unite with this body. 

A letter was then read from the White Lake Church, 
Bladen Co., with a letter of dismission from the Cape Fear 
Association, which was duly received, and the right hand 
of fellowship extended to the delegates. 

Letters were read from Mount Pisgah, Cumberland Co., 
Mount Pleasant, Sampson Co., and Long Branch, Sampson 



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Co., all of which were duly received as members of this 
body ; the Moderator, in behalf of the Association, extend- 
ing the right hand of fellowship to the delegates. 

Association then adjourned until 10 o'clock Friday morn- 
ing. Closed with benediction by the Moderator. 



Friday, October 15th, 1875. 

Association met at the appointed hour. 

Moderator read select portions of Scripture; the singing 
of a hjniin. Prayer, Elder G. S. Jones leading. 

List of Churches and names of delegates called. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Invitation to visiting and corresponding messengers re- 
newed, when Elder H. McAlpin, from the Eastern Associa- 
tion, presented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Churches not represented on yesterday were then called, 
letters read and the names of delegates enrolled. 

The Rules of Order were then read, ,,■ 

Reports of the various Committees "'appointed at last ses- 
sion, on the various subjects, called on to report, to-wit : 
Domestic Missions, Ministerial Support, Periodicals, Foreion 
Missions, Ministerial Education, Sabbath Schools, Intemper- 
ance and Obituaries. 

The report on Domestic Missions was then called for and 
read. Report received and ordered to be appended. 

Remarks on the subject by Elders J. B. Richardson, G. E. 
Taylor, Wm. Brunt and others. . (See Appendix.) 

The report on Ministerial Support read and received. 

Remarks were made on the subject by Elder C. T. Bailey. 

The report on Periodicals was then presented and read, 
and laid on the table. 

Association called off for half an hour. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 



Association called on and resumed business. 

The report on Periodicals was then taken up and ordere 
to be appended. 

The Association was addressed on the subject by Elder 
C. T. Bailey, H. A. Browne and A. B. Alderman. 



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The report on Foreign Missions was then read and order- 
ed to be appended. 

Remarks were made by Elder J. B. Richardson, at the 
close of which a collection was taken up in behalf of For- 
eign Missions, amounting to $15.47. 

Association then gave way to the Domestic Mission Board. 

Association called on again. 

The Association excused Elder Wm. Brunt from preach- 
ing the Missionary Sermon on Sabbath ; Elder J. B. Rich- 
ardson was appointed to preach the Missionary Sermon on 
Sabbath . 

Association then adjourned until 9 o'clock Saturday morn- 
ing. Benediction by the Moderator. 



Saturday, October 16th, 1875, 

Association met pursuant to adjournment, and spent half 
an hour in devotional exercises, after which the Association 
resumed labor. 

Minutes of the preceding day read and approved. 

Delegates names called and absentees marked. 

Appointed Brothers Isham Royal and F. M. Willis an 
Auditing Committee. 

Report on Ministerial Edu^^ation was then read. 

Remarks were made by Elders C. E. Taylor, C. T. Bailey, 
H. S. Spivey, A. B. Alderman. The report was adopted. 

A collection was taken up in behalf of the Board of Ed- 
ucation, amounting to $7.50. 

The following resolution was then passed : 

Beselmd, That the Churches of this Association be requested to make 
quarterly collections for the Education Board of Wake Forest College. 

Report on Sabbath Schools was then read, after which 
remarks were made by Elders G. S. Jones, H. S. Spivey and 
A. B. Alderman. The report was adopted. 

The following preamble and resolution was recommend- 
ed by the Committee and adopted : 

Whereas, Concert of action is essential to success in moving forward 
in this great work, . 

Resolved, That this Association appoint a Committee ot hve bretiiren, 
who've duty it shall be to call t02:ether the active Sabbath School workers 
in our bounds, at aji early day, far the purpose of forming Teachers' Insti- 
tutes. 



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Whereupon, the Chair appointed Brother I. Royal, Elder 
H. A. Browne, Elder Wm. Brunt, Elder A. B. Alderman 
and Brother W. H. Tomlinson said Committee. 

Report on Intemperance read and ordered to be appended. 

Report on Obituaries read and ordered to be appended. 

Appointed Elder E. D. Johnson and P. Taylor a Commit- 
tee to appoint Corresponding Messengers. 

Committee appointed at last session to present at this ses- 
session a Church Covenant, By-Laws for Church Govern- 
ment, &c., called on to report. Report received and ordered 
to be appended. 

Invitation renewed to visitors and corresponding messen- 
gers : Elder C. C. Newton, from the Eastern Association, 
presented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Resolved, That the next session of this body be held with the Church at 
Mount Pisgah, Cumberland County, N. C, to meet on '1 hursday before 
the third Sabbath in October, 1876. Elder R. Newton to preach the Intro- 
ductorp Sermon; Elder W. C. West, alternate. Elder H. A. Browne, the 
Missionary Sermon on Sabbatli; Elder J. M. Beasley, alternate. 

Association called off for half an hour. 



AFTERNOON SESSION, 

Association called on again. 

Corresponding Messengers, appointed at last session, call- 
ed on to report ; 

To the Raleigh — Did not attend. 

To the Cape Fear — ^lessengers attended and were cordially received. 

None of tlie others attended. 

The Committee to appoint Corresponding Messengers 
called on to report. They report the following : 

To the Eastern— E\diix II. S. Spivey and .1. C. Howard. 

To the RaMf/h— Elder A. B. Alderman and W. H. Tomlinson. 

To the Cape i^etir— Elders E. D. Johnson and ,W. S. Melvin. 

To the Fee Bee—T. J. Tolar and Elder J. H. Cobb. 

lo the Sandy Creek— Elder Wm. Brunt and Jas. F. Marsh. 

The Committee to appoint Delegates to the Baptist State 
Convention called on to report. Report received and ap- 
proved. 

The following resolution was then adopted : 



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Resolwd, That Article 5tli of the Constitution be so amended as to re- 
quire a majority of all the votes cast to elect the officers of this body. (See 
Constitution,) 

Report of the Domestic Mission Board called for and read, 
and ordered to be appended. 

Treasurer called on to report. Eeport received and or- 
dered to be appended. 

Auditing Committee submited their report which was re- 
ceived. 

Agreed that the Clerk have $25.00 for his services. 

Agreed to have as many minutes printed as the funds in 
hand will justify for general distribution ; the printing to 
be done at the Recorder Office. 

Besolved, That the thanks of this Asssociation be and are hereby tender- 
ed to the members of Salem church, and the citizens in the vicinity of the 
same, for the kind and hospitable manner in which they have entertained 
the delegates and visitors during the session of this body. 

Agreed that the Constitution and Rules of Order be re- 
printed with the minutes. 

The Association then adjourned until time and place next 
appointed. 

The closing exercises were conducted by Prof. C. E. Tay- 
lor. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator. 
D. W. McGuGAN, Clerk. 



Sunday, October 17th, 1875. 

The congregation assembled at the stand. 

Elder J. B. Richardson read Gal. 6th chapter. 

Hymn : "Am I a soldier of the cr^ss ?" which was sung 
by the choir, with the chorus, " We will anchor by and b3^" 

Elder J. B. Richardson preached from Gal. 6th chap., 7th 
verse : " Be not deceived ; God is not mocked : for whatso- 
ever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." 

At the close of which, a collection was taken up amount- 
ing to $21.31 in aid oi State Missions. 

After an interval of thirty minutes, the congregation was 
addressed by Elder C. T. Bailey and others in behalf of the 
Oxford Orphan Asylum. 

Thus closed a pleasant and harmonious session. 



APPENDIX 



EEPORT OF THE DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD TO THE ASSO- 
CIATION. 

The Board held its first meeting on Friday evening, October 16th, 1874, 
at White Oak, (Bladen). There was nothing done to organize until the 
next meeting, which meeting was held Avith the church at Mt. Elam in 
Januarj^ The Board assigned stations to Elders Townsend, West Alder- 
man and Wiliford, which was the beginning of Missionary operations the 
past Associational 5^ear. 

The nest meeting was held with the White Oak Church (Sampson) on 
the 29th of August. The ministers reported twenty-nine days'service as 'fol- 
lows: Eldei-A. B. Alderman, four days; Elder J. T. Townsend, nine 
days; Elder W. C. West, eight days; Elder S. Wiliford, eight days. 

ihe next meeting was held with the Church at Pine Grove on the 39th 
of August. The Ministers reported fourteen days service as follows • Elder 
J. T. Townsend, four days; Elder W. C. West, ten days. 

The next and last meeting was v/ith the Church at Salem, on the loth of 
October^ 1875. The ministers report twenty-four days service as follows- 
Elcler W. M Page, two days; Elder W. C. West, fourteen days; Elder j" 
l.lownsend, four days; Elder A. B. Alderman, two days; Elder H S 
Spivey, two days; Elder S. Wiliford, four days. 

_ The reports of Elders West, Spivey and Alderman were very encoura- 
ging; Elder W. C. West baptized at Anderson's Creek ten persons into the 
feiJowship of the Manchester Church, and received for the ordinance of 
baptism at Blackman's School House twenty-two. 

Thus you will see there was but little done the first of Associational year 
but the two last meetings were very encouraging. ' ' 

The Missionaries served the Board seventj?-one days at a cost of |142 00 
Number of baptisms, thirty-two. 
Brethren " come to the help of the Lord against the mighty." 
All of vt'hich is respectfully submitted, 

JNO. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 



MEMBERS OF THE DOMESTIC MISSION BOARD, COMMENCIKG OCTOBER 

ASD ENDING OCTOBER, 187G. ' 



1875, 



CHURCHES. 



MEMBERS. 



Cape Fear, 
Cedar Creek, 
Concord, 
Magnolia, 
Pine Grove, 
Fayetteville, 
Rockfish, 
Beave.- Creek, 
Rockj^ Mount, 
Manchester, 
Lillie's Grove, 
Judson, 
Antioch, 
Beaver-Dam, 
Mt. Pisgah, 
Baptist Chapel, 
Spring Branch, 
Mt. Elara, 
White Oak, (S), 



Jos. Thames. 
Alex. Thaggard. 
J. K. Gregory. 
Alex. Fisher. 
W. A. Guy. 
W. H. Tomlinson. 
J. Muslewhite. 
M. Strickland. 
Z. B. Newton. 
Z. T. Kivett. 
M. II. Melvin. 
W. H. Melvin. 
H. L. Hall. 
H. Jones. 
C. D. Berk, 
Elder B. Jackson. 
G. Godwin. 
W. H. McLamb. | 
A. C. Grumpier. I 



CHURCHES. 



Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 
Pine Green, 
Corinth, 
Smith's Chapel, 
'Mount Pleasant, 
Long Branch, 
Cypress Creek, 
Brier Brancli, 
White Oak, (B), 
Shiloh, 
White Lake, 
Bladen Union, 
Green Spring, 
Providence, 
Great Marsh, 
Saddletree, 
Camron's Grove, 



MEMBERS. 



M. Royal. 
J. Fisher. 
D. W. Tew. 
J. O. Carter. 
W. R. Carter. 
S. H. Melvin. 
J. W. Autry. 
A. S. Smith. 
'J. H. Tatum. 
D B. Melvin. 
I. McGhee. 
J. R Mulford. 
D. Register. 
M. Cashwell. 
D. W. McGugan. 
W. S. Johnson. 
L. Humphrey. 
H. Graham. 



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REPORT ON DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

Your Committee beg permission to submit the following: 

1st. It is the imperative duty of ministers to cultivate the Missionary 
spirit in themselves and their churches and congregations. 

2d. It is recommended that every minister, at every regular appointment, 
give the church and congregation an opportunity to contribute to some 
good cause. 

8d. Let the duty of giving be often explained and urged, both in public 
and private. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. BRUNT, ) Committee 
P. TAYLOR, j- <-o««mittee. 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

We have only to examine the Scriptures of the Old Testament to learn 
the statutes of heaven on this point. The tribe of Levi was set apart to the 
special service of the Most High, to whom the Lord gave the tenths in Is- 
rael for an inheritance for their service. Moreover, he commanded the 
people that dvv-elt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the Priests and the 
Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the Lord. 2d Chron. 
31: 4. 

Under the New Testament dispensation God has called men to the Gos- 
pel Ministry " as the Levites were," and for them he has given His chur- 
ches definite laws for their Support and co-operation. The great Apostle 
of the Gentiles was an ambassador of Christ, to build up his kingdom. 
This distinguished Apostle on this point now at issue reasons in the follow- 
ing manner: " Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who 
planteth a vineyard, and eateth nst of the fruit thereof ? or who feedeth a 
flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock ? Say I these things as a man? 
or saith not the law the same also ? For it is written in the law of ]Moses 
Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. 
Doth God take care for oxen ? or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For 
our sakes no doubt, this is written,__that he that plougheth should plough 
in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope. 
If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall 
reap j'-our carnal things ?" 1st Cor. 9: 7-11. " Let him that is taught in 
the word, communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things." Gal. 
6:6. 

Let your Minister feel in the first place that his office is revered and its 
authority recognized. Let him know that the motives wliich animate him 
are understood; that his wants are tlioughtfully cared and provided for. 
Let him feel that the seed he scatters is not Avateredbj' his own tears alone, 
but that his people pray for liim while he preaches, and that they remem- 
ber him in their closets, and at their domestic altar, and in all tie social 
intercourse of life. 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

D. W. McGUGAN, Chairman. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

This is a subject of tremendous importance. When we consider the be- 
nighted condition of the lieathen part of our world, our feelings are of a 
painful nature. The circumstances in which providence lias placed us re- 
quire upon our part renewed exertion for their rescue from under the do- 
minion of Idolatry and its consequent calamities. We should be stimulated 
to persevere in tliis good cause, in consideration of that which has already- 
been accomplished. 

All of which is submitted, 

W. S. MELVIN, Chairman. 



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KEPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

We are gratified to report twenty-six Sabbatli Schools in operation within 
the bounds of the Association,numbering 1,225 pupils and 169 Teachers and 
Officers. Our hearts are cheered at the evident increase of interest in this 
department of christian work, and hope that at our next annual session 
every church in the Association will have a cheering report to make. Let 
the Bible be our only rule of faith and practice, and let us labour earnestly 
to plant and cultivate a Bible Scliool in every community. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JNO. MUSLEWHITE, Chairman. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee on Periodicals would respectfully recommend for the 
cultivation of unity of interest and fellowship of the members of the 
churches, as well as for the better instruction of Christ's people in all those 
things tliat tend to tlie advancement of the Redeemer's Kingdom, the cir- 
culation among the families of our brethren, histories of our denomina- 
tional literature. At this, more than at any former day, is this a necessity. 
It is iu our opinion both the duty and the privilege of the pastors of the 
churches to aid their brethren in this important work. God has made of 
us a great people, we owe it to Him to use all the means in our reach, in 
fitting us for the great work which he has called us; that as good and wise 
servants we may work in his vineyard to his glory. We cheerfully recom- 
mend the Biblical Recorder, our denominational organ, as accurately and 
zealously advocating and defending our principles and worthy a place in 
every Baptist family. 

We also recommend Kind W(yrds to our Sabbath Schools as a good paper 
for our children. 

C. T. BAILEY, Chairman. 



OBITUARIES. 

Your Committee on Obituaries are pleased to state that the mortality .n 
our Asssociation for the last tAvelve months is much less than it has been 
for the same length of time in several years. There is reported by the let- 
ters 22 or 23 deaths during the last year. We have lost by death about 1 to 
every 15o. Should we not be deeply impressed with a sense of God's 
goodness to us in this respect. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 



REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee on Intemperance submit the following: We respectfully 
recommend that the churches of this Association discountenance the sale 
and use of all intoxicating liquors as a beverage. « 

H. S. SPIVEY, Chairman. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION- 

_ Your Committee on Ministerial Education are glad to report the Educa- 
tion Board of the Baptist State Convention in a prosperous condition. For 
the session of Wake Forest College, ending last June, there were twenty- 
one young ministers in attendance. Eleven of these brethren were under' 
the care of the Board, while aid was rendered a few others in bearing the 
incidental expenses of a college life. For this session the Board has under 



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its immediate charge fifteen young ministers. Tliey liad made arrange- 
ments for many more, and hoped God would have put it into tl)e hearts of 
more of our rising ministers to seek greater efficiency in the work to which 
He has called them. 

It is especially gratifying with the Committee to be able to report the 
Board out of debt for the board and incidental expenses of these young 
brethren. We congratulate the denomination upon the partial awakenino- 
of the great importance of education. We hope to see the day when ou'r 
sons and daughters shall be educated, and when on our farms, and the bar, 
and in all the learned professions shall be found educated Baptist men, as 
well as educated ministers, to preach the Gospel of Christ to tlie gainsayers 
and objectors in all sections of North Carolina. 
Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. WILLIS, ) ^ 

C. E. TAYLOR, } Committee; 



DIGEST ON THE STATE OF RELIGION AS INDICATED BY THE 

CHURCH LETTERS. 

Cape Fear—'' They have been somev/hat edified." Elder Wm. Brunt 
Pastor. 

Cedar Creek—'' They have been revived." Elder Wm. Brunt, Pastor. 

Co?icord—" Have nothing special." Elder B. F. Jessup, Pastor. 

Magnolia—'- Nothing interesting." Elder Y\fm. Brunt, Pastor. 

Pine (yTOOc^—" Nothing special. " Elder H. S. Spivey, Pastor. 

FiiyeUeville—ThQj have been revived. Elder H. A. Browne, Pastor. 

BocJxjis7i—Thej are in a cold state. They have no pastor. 

Beaver Creek— Rave been revived. Elder W. C. West, Pastor. 

Bock!/ Moinii— They are in peace. Elder R. Newton, Pastor. 

3Ianchesfer— They are in union. Elder J. M. Beasley, Pastor. 

LilUe's (?■;■(?;'<?— "Peace and harmony." Elder J. T.'Townsend, Pastor.' 

J'i/rZsoM— "Have been revived." 34 additions. Elder Wm. S. Melvin, 
Pastor. 

Antioch— 'Nothing cheering. Elder J. M. Beasley, Pastor. 

Beaver Bam— They have been revived. Elder Wm. S. Melvin. Pastor. 

Mount Pisgah—A. newly organized church and prosperous. Elder J. M. 
Beasley, Pastor. 

Baptist (7^rt_peZ— Somewhat revived and hopeful. Elder A. B. xiiderman, 
Pastor. 

Spring Branch— They have been revived. 23 additions. Elder S. Wili- 
ford. Pastor. 

Mount Mam— They have been revived. 36 additions. W. M. Page, 
Pastor. 

White Ort,l', (<S.)— Nothing cheering. Elder H. M. Alpin, Pastor. 

Salem— Has been much revived. 33 additions. Elder H. S. Soivey, 
Past®r. 

Pleasant U mo7i—N othing interesting. Elder W. S. Melvin, Pastor. 

Pine (rrc^e;?,— Complains of coldness. Elder W. M. Page, Pastor. 

Corinth — Are in a cold state. Elder H. J. Duncan, Pa.s'tor. 

Sviith's Chapel— Kve in peace. Elder Joab Smith, Pastor. 

Mount Pleasant- A. newly constituted church. Elder Wm. S. Melvin, 
Pastor. 

Long Branch— iV nevdy organized body and prosperous. Elder H. S. 
Spivey, Pastor. 

Gi/press Creek— Nothiug special, but hopeful. Elder C. C. Newton, 
Pastor. 

Brier Branch— Nothing special, but hopeful. Elder Wm. S. Melvin, 
Pastor. 

White Oak, (i?.)— They are in peace. Elder E. Martin, Pastor. 

S7uloh — Nothing interesting. Elder B. F. Jessup, Pastor. 



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W kite Lake— They have been revived. Elder Wm. S. Melvin, Pastor. 

Bladen Union — Nothing interesting. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Green Spring— They are hopeful. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Providence— They have been revived. Elder J. Monroe, Pastor. 

Great Marsh— Nothing cheering, but hopeful. Elder E. D. Johnson, 
Pastor. 

Saddletree— They have been revived. Elder E. D. Johnson, Pastor. 

Caniron's Gwve— They have been revived and are hopeful. Elder W. C. 
West, Pastor. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



On hand Oct. 18th, 1874, # 35 13 

Received from the Financial Committee at the Asssocialion " at 
White Oak, for Minute Fund, 1874, ' , 

Rec'd from the Financial Committee for Foreign Missions ' 1874 
" " " " " Board of Education, " ' 

" " " " " Sabbath Schools, 

" " " " " Indian Missions, 

Through members of the Domestic Mission Board, at Mt. Elam 
Jan. 1875 

Spring Branch Church, through Elder 8. Wiliford, 

Sabbath collection at Mount Elam, ' ' 



, 70 65 

. 38 60 

8 00 

3 60 

50 


7 75 
7 00 
3 60 


24 20 
7 50 


9 85 
8 23 


29 00 
50 25 



Through members of the Domestic Mission Board, at White Oak 
May 30th, 1875, ' 

Sabbath collection at White Oak 

Through members of the Domestic Mission Board, at PineGreen 
August 28th, 1875, 

Sabbath collection at Pine Green,, .'.'...*.'.'.'.'.' 

Through members of the Domestic Mission Board' at Salem" Oct 
15th, 1875, ' 

From Financial Committee at Association, ....././/..... 

Total received, , $8oil^ 

PAID OUT SINCE OCT. 18th, 1874. 

To Financial Committee of the Baptist State Convention 

at Wilmington, for Foreign Missions, ' g ga an 

Education, 9 no 

toabbath Schools, .'.'.'!.'.'.".'.'.' -^ cfj, 

Indian Missions, ^50 

Paid JSr. B. Broughton for printing minutes,. ......... 47 60 

[] Clerk, gg Q^ 

Elder A. B. Alderman as Missionarv 19 nn 

" W. C. West, " ^ ...: ti nX 

•' J. T. Townsend, " §1 S 

" " 8. Wiliford, " ::::::■.■■• mSS 

" W. M.Page, " • 4 n^ 

" H.S. spifey, " ■:::::::.:::; 1S2 

Express freight on minutes, 2 00 






Total paid out, ^^^^^^ 

On hand October 15th, 1875, $S6 4Q 

Your Committee have examined the above report and find it correct 

F. M. WILLIS, K ... ^o^ect. 

ISHAM ROYAL f ^"tliting Committee. 



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FINANCIAL COxMaLITTEE'S REPORT. 



CHURCHES. 


Minute 

Fund. 


oo 
C 

.2 
.2-" 

a 

o 

p 


CO 

a 
o 

..H 

02 

!» 

2 

o 


d 

.2 

o 


o 
"o 

■^^ 

a 

C3 


State 

Missions. 


Cape Fear, 


$ 2 00 

2 50 

3 77 

1 75 

2 00 
6 00 
1 00 
1 50 

75 

1 40 
. 1 50 

2 00 

1 50 

3 00 

2 00 

1 20 

2 00 

2 00 

3 25 
2 50 

1 00 

2 00 
1 00 
1 50 

1 25 

2 00 
2 00 

2 00 

3 00 

1 50 

2 85 
2 00 

2 50 

3 00 
2 00 
2 00 
1 00 


$ 1 20 


$ 1 00 


i 


•f. 


^ 


Cedar Creek, 








Concord, 





1 40 








Mag-uolia, 








Pine Grove, 












Fayette ville, 


10 00 








5 00 


Rockfisli 








Beaver Creek, 












Rocky Mount, 

Manchester, 


1 50 
4 40 

2 10 


1 00 


1 05 






Lillie's Grove, 










Judson, 










Antioch, 












Baptist Chapel, 













Spring Branch, 












Beaver Dam 












Mount Piso-ah, 












Mount Elam, 












White Oak, S., 


1 55 










Salem, 










Pleasant Union, 












Pine Green, 












Corinth, 












Smith's Chapel 


1 00 
1 70 










Mount Pleasant, 










Long Branch, 










Cypress Creek 












Rrier Branch 












White Oak, B., 


5 00 


1 10 








Shiloh, 




3 50 


5 00 


White Lake, 


2 00 

3 00 

"s'oo' 

4 00 

7 80 


2 00 




Bladen Union, 








Green Spring,, ...... 


2 50 
11 70 








Providence, 








Great Marsh, 








Saddletree, 










Camron's Grove, 

























$76 22 


$ 50 2r. 


% 21 80 


$1 05 


$ 3 50 


$10 00 



Your Committee have examined the above report and find it correct. 
Respectfully, 

F. M. WILLIS. }.,.,. ^ 

I. ROYAL " Auditmg Committee. 



[15] 



TABLE OF STATISTICS SHOWING THE ADDITIONS AND DIM- 
INUTIONS OF CHURCHES AND TIME OF MEETINGS. 



CHURCHES. 



Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek,. . . 

Concord . . 

Magnolia, 

Pine Grove 

Fayetteville, 

Rockfish, 

Beaver Creek. . . 
Rocky Mount, . . 
Manchester,. . . . 
Lillie's Grove,. . 

Judson 

Antiocli, 

Beaver Dam,. . . 
Mount Pisgah, . 
Baptist Cliapel,. 
Spring Brancli,. 
Mount Elam, . .. 
Wliite Oak, S., . 

Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 
Pine Green,. . . . 

Corinth, 

Smith's Chapel, 
Mount Pleasant, 
Long Branch, . . 
Cypress Creek, . 
Brier Branch, . . 
White Oak, B.,. 

Shiloh, 

AVhite Lake, . . . 
Bladen Union,.. 
Green Spring, . . 
Providence. . . 
Great Marsh,. . . 

Saddletree 

Camron's Grove 



Addi- 
tions. 



pq 



9 

8 
12 

2 
10 
19 

12 



9 

6 

34 



10 

21 
12 



28 

3 

10 



8 
12 
31 

*4 
6 
3 

10 



11 
6 



345 



pq 



54 



Diminu 
tions. 



a 



17 
7 

32 
3 

11 
3 



16 
5 

'2 
2 
5 
8 

10 
3 



6 
3 
2 
11 
3 



170 1 85 



30 



Member- 
ship. 



101 

160 

122 

74 

73 

253 

48 

50 

20 

94 

41 

56 

114 

115 

48 

237 

163 

66 

125 

156 

134 

102 

S8 

52 

23 

50 

78 

121 

127 

56 

125 

80 

117 

70 

94 

83 



3595 



o 
H 



TIME OF MEETING. 



101 

160 

122 

74 

73 

253 

48 

50 

20 

99 

41 

56 

114 

115 

48 

237 

163 

661 

I661 

164 

184 

102 

38 

52 

23 

50 

78 

121 

127 

56 

125 

82 

117 

75 

99 

88 

34 



j2d Sabbath & day before. 

!4th 

list. " " " 

3d " " " 

;2d 

jTwice each Sabbath. 

! ..... 

|4th Sabbath & day before. 

l4th 

'1st 

3rd 

2d " " 

3rd 

Ist ■ " 

4th 

2d " 

1st " " 

3rd 

1st " 

3rd 

4th 

4th 

2d 

4th 

4th 



m 3611 



2d Sabbath & day before. 
3rd 

1st " 



2d Sabbath & day before. 

1st " " " 

lst&2d" 

3rd " 

3rd 

2d " " " 



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SABBATH SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHURCHES. 


Sttperixte:vi)ekts. 


2 
1 

Is 


CO 

Qi 

S 

fa 


o 
o 


.s 

CI 

s 

"o 


No. of Sunday 

Sch'l Papers taken. ; 

i 


Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek, . . . 
Concord, 


Jas. Marsh, 

T. K Culbreth, 


5 
4 


4 
4 


30 
50 


75 


13 

34 


Magnolia, 

Pine Grove, .. 


H. Jones, 


3 


3 


35 






Fayetteville, . . . . 
Rockfisk 


Elder H. A. Browne, . 


- 8 


16 


103 


200 


50 


Beaver Creek,. . . 















Rocky Mount,.. . 




• 










Manciiester, 

Lillie's Grove,.. . 


Z. T. Kivett, 


4 


3 


65 


300 




Judson, 


J. R. Honrine, 

H. L. Hall, 


3 
3 

2 
4 
3 

8 
4 


3 
3 

1 
4 
3 
3 
3 








Antiocb, 


47 
25 
76 
66 
90 
90 






Beaver Dam,. . . 


G. T. Horn, 


"'67' 




Mount Pisgah, . . 
Baptist Cbiapel,.. 


Wm. S. Fisher, 

John Culbreth, 

John C. Wilif ord, .... 
W. H. M. Lamb, 


• • « • 


Spring Branch,.. 






Mount Elam, 






White Oak, S., . . 






Sfi Ipni 


I. Royal,.., 


4 


4 


95 


84 




Pleasant Union, . 


J. A. R. Howard, . . . 




Pine Green, 


J. 0. Tew, 


3 


4 


50 






Corinth, 






Smith's Chapel,. 


F. H. Armstrong, 


2 
1 


3 
1 


33 

41 






Mount Pleasant, . 






Long Branch, . . . 








Cypress Creek, . . 


J. Cain 


3 
3 


3 

4 


35 
51 
30 
65 
34 
35 
45 
30 
25 






Brier Branch, . . . 


C. H. Tatum 

C. Martin, 






White Oak, B.,.. 






Shiloh 


I. McGliee, 


6 

3 


4 

3 


33 




White Lake, 


G. W. Thomas, 




Bladen Union, . . 






Green Spring,.. . 


ii. Cashwell, 

S. J. Cobb 


3 
3 
3 


3 
1 
3 






Providence 


300 




Great Marsh, .... 


A. Odum, 




Saddletree, 








Camron's Grove, 


R. Wilson, 


3 


2 


40 














88 


77 


1,104 





CHURCH COVENANT. 



Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord 
Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and on the profession of our faith, having 
been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most 
solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in 
Christ. _ We engage, therefore, by the aid of the . H^oly Ghost, to walk to- 
gether in christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in 
knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its worship, ordinances, dis- 
cipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support 
of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and 
the spread of the gospel through all nations. 

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiouslj'" 
educate our children, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaint- 
ances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faith- 
ful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tat- 
tling, backbiting and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of 
intoxicating drinks as a beverage,"and to be zealous in our efforts to ad- 
vance the Kingdom of our Saviour. 

We furtlier engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to re- 
member each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to 
cultivate christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow 
to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the 
rules of our Saviour, to secure it without delay. 

We moreover engage, that when we remove from this place, we will as 
soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the 
spirit of this covenant, and the principles of God's word 



By-Laws for Church Government. 



Article 1. At each church meeting the Pastor, when present and able, 
shall be the recognized Moderator, in the event of his absence, one of the 
officers of the church shall act as Moderator, pro tern, he being called to 
the Chair by the voice of the members present on a nomination of him 
having a second. 

Art. 2. At each church meeting the Moderator, on taking the Chair, 
shall request the Clei'k to call the names of the male members, and on 
there being as many as seven present, including two officers of the church, 
the number shall be deemed a quorum and competent to transact business 
for the church, and the meeting shall then be solemnly opened with prayer, 
either by the Moderator or by some one on whom he may impose the duty. 

Art. 3. At each church meeting the Committee of Vigilance shall re- 
port concerning the order of the church. The report shall be presented in 
writing and read by the Clerk. All public transgressions shall be reported 
but not those of a private nature, except they cannot be settled by the 
Committee and the parties concerned, and no case of disorder shall be pre-'' 



[18] 

sentedtothe church except through the Committee of Hgila^^^^^^ 
member however bearing it in mind, as a duty, to mform that Committee 

^'/S f wtn'^rtioni: put to vote, the vote of the -Prity shall be 
recognized as a decision to which the minority shall feel under obligations 
ISmit in christian manner, except it be a case in which the de.isu^n of 
the maiority is mighty iniurious to the interests of Christ, in such a cast 
he Sorfty shallliav^e the privilege to appeal tr> the ^ecvsion of a cal ed 
rouncil consistina: of at least three ministers ; ad.iudged to be well versed 
[n the doctrTnes and principles of the Bible and of our denomination, or a 
vote may be annXd and the whole matter undergo a second decision, pro- 
^Med BcLe valid reason can be presented not before duly co»sidered^ 

Art 5 When any motion is about to be made by a niember, or a rt 
marSto^be submitte^d, the speaker in e-ery -stance sha 1 nsefro^^ 
and address the Moderator with the appellation of ^^^ther, who shall gue 
an expression of his sanction, and then the «f f «^ ,f f" P™^ve of God 
all cases observing christian gravity, as though he ^?lt^that; the eye ot God 
is uDon him and avoiding any remark or expression designed to reflect 
UDOuTmemberasataunt; the speaker shall not be interrupted except by 
Ihe Mod^rSr or by a member w^ith a view to correct a misapprehension, 
n which case greatVare shall be taken to do it in the spirit of chnstiam^^^^ 
and no member shall hastily consider himself referred to by the speak^^^ 
or hastily take exception to what is said, but exercise as far as can that 

'^1b? ^Ity mSn\m ?Siving a second shall not demand the consid- 
eratfon of thrclmrch, and any mattir presented without a form or contrary 
S the ConstUut on shall not be admitted to discussion or consideration. 

Art r When persons present themselves for membership great pains 
sh^fbe taken to sSre in'lvery instance unanimous approbation of those 

"'ar?'8. The time when the door of experience shall be o^ned shall b. 
regulated by each church meeting, at their option ^^ by the Pas or^ 

Irt. 9. The financial concerns of the church /^.^l . ^%«^J^^JJ^f '°^" 
paoh church meetin? which will require a report of the 1 reasurer. 

Art 10 Whensolver the door of experience is opened at a church meet 
in^tL ConytituUon of the church shall be P^evi^^^^l/^^^^^f ' f ^^ ^^^^ ' 

S£:siSeSS^isi^srss.^ s^^-- 

Tfras his duty. 



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CONSTITUTION. 



OF THE 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATIOK. 



Wherkvs God's people are commanded to strive together for the faith 
of the Gospel; and whereas, in union there is greater strength and capacity 
for assisting in the promotion of Christ's Kingdom on earth: we professed 
disciples of Christ, resolve to unite in an associated capacity on the tollow- 
iug Constitution : . , •■ , +i , 

Article 1. This Asscciatiou shall be denominated and known as tlie 
Cedar Creek Baptist Association of North Carolina. ^ 

Art 2 This body shall be composed of delegates chosen by tne churches 
connected with it, each church being entitled to three delegates. 

Art 3 In the selection of these delegates, the churches shall pay strict 
regard to the moral and intellectual qualifications of those appointed. 

Art 4 The delegates thus selected should bear from their respective 
churches a letter certifying their appointment, and communicating infor- 
mation relative to the state of the church and thp interest thereof. 

Art 5 The Association shall select out of their members annually a pre^- 
siding officer, a Secretary, a Treasurer, who shall be elected by ballot, and 
who shall receive a majority of all the votes cast to elect the same, and to 
continue in office until the time for the annual election. . ^, • .> 

Art. 6 The object of the Association shall be the promotion of Christ s 
Kino-dom among men, and the way and means of accomplishing this shaU 
be selected and prosecuted in strict conformity to " law and testimony. 

Art 7 The Association shall have a fund created and sustained by vol- 
untary contributions from the churches, which shall be held by the Treas- 
urer and subject to the disposition of the majority present at any annual 

Art's, a faithful record shall be made of the proceedings of each an- 
nual session, which shall be printed and presented to each session. 

Art 9 It shall be the province of the Association to appoint an ii^xecu 
live Committee, to whom may be submitted the consummation of any plan 
adopted; which Committee shall be answerable for their official acts to tlie 

Association. , . ^ < n .„t,;^ t^ 

Art 10 The Association shall not maintain permanent fellow, ship to- 
ward any of her churches which neglect to institute and preserve proper 
or Gospel order among their members, nor towards any of her churches 
and Ministers who treat her Constitution with contempt; but shall sustain 
with all her influence such as promote Gospel principles and order. 

Art 11 It shall be the province of the Association to invite visiting and 
corresponding brethren to a seat, who shall be entitled to speak on any 

point under discussion, but not to vote. , „ ^ m, j k„ 

Art 12 The annual session of this Association shall be on Thursday be- 
fore the tliird Lord's day in October, at such places as may be chosen. 

Art. 13. By appointment of the Association there shall be an Introduc- 
tory Sermon preached, and also a Charity Sermon. _ 

Art. 14. This Constitution may be amended at any annual session, hy a 
vote of two-thirds of those present. 



[20] 
RULES OF ORDER 

OF THE 

cedah ceeek baptist association. 



1. At each assembling for the transaction of business, the presiding offi- 
cer, (or in his absence the Secretary,") shall invite the members to their ap- 
propriate places, and a chairman irro iem. shall be appointed. Then the 
meeting shall be opened with reading the Scriptures, praise and prayer, 
either by him or some one on whom he may impose the duty. 

2. The presiding officer shall, as far as in him li -s, maintain a strict con- 
formity to the Constitution and Rules of Order of the Association, in the 
nature, manner and spirit of the business transacted. He shall appoint 
committees, decide questions of order, and give his views on any point 
under discussion after others are done speaking. 

8. The names of the delegates shall be called each day ©f the session, 
previous to proceeding to business, »nd the minutes of the preceding meet- 
ing read and approved. 

4. The members shall observe that respect towards the officers, and each 
other, which becometh those that reverence God, whose they are and whom 
they serve. When any member is about to speak in debate, or make re- 
mai'ks, he shall rise from his seat, and respectfully address himself to the 
presiding officer; shall confine himself to the question under considerati on, 
and avoid all personalities. Xo member shall speak_more than twice on 
the same question without leave. 

5. When a motion is made without a second it shall not receive atten- 
tion-, but if seconded, it shall be stated by the presiding officer, or if in writ- 
ing, shall be read by the Secretary, before debate. 

6. After a motion is stated by the presiding officer, or read by the Secre- 
tary, it shall be deemed to be in the possession of the Association, but may 
be withdrawn at any time by the mover, previous to a discussion. 

7. When a question is under debate, no motion or proposition shall be re- 
ceived but to adjourn, to lay on the table, to amend, or to postpone indefi- 
nilely; which several motions shall have preference in the order in which 
they are stated. 

8. When a motion has been carried in the affirmative, or negative, it 
it shall be in order for any member who voted in the majority to move for 
reconsideration thereof during the same session. 

9. When a subject is presented, and is promptly opposed by any member 
it shall be admitted to consideration by a vote of the Association. 

10. No member shall absent himself from the meeting of the Association 
unless he has permission, or be sick and unable to attend. 

11. All questions, except such as relate to the Constitution, shall be de- 
cided by a majority of votes. 

13. These Rules of Order may be altered or amended at any annual ses- 
.sion of the Association, >?jy a vote of a majority of the delegates present. 



(§.iS^ M wi M m mi (Ob> J| (§MM Im ibl iPi If ili ii^ Ji ^ 



(KSTAriLiSHED 1832.) 



>m 



J. i). HUFIUM, 



Efiitors. 



The delegates to the l;i' ; ': 
appi'obaiion of the I?E( (!.:-: 
incr..';;se ils cimilati")! (hni;- 
our bi'i'ilircn, "wc nvv il'-'-^ 
fill ;uul ;;ccep1al)lt; to t;. 
the jiap:_^r ma.y hoof ni:. 
life and work". The cir, ,.; : 
U[H)n you. Will yon i-W !•;'! 



liist I'tate Convention expressed their warm 

: -iJ ;-yeed to unite in an effort to greatly 

Relying upon the eo-operation of 

V j)()wer to render the paper moi'e usc- 

\',''e are adding to our expense.s that 

laborers in all the departments of 

. ; ^^-ECORDEKin youT ehnrch depends^ 



TERM3 or c-UBSCRiPT!ON; 






DIBLICAL RECORDER, 



.$2 10 



r. . ■: JKOTiaHTON. 






Raleigh, N. C. 

C. T. Bailey, Editor. 






a li^-^'uipv-^-^ 




•t-' 






iiiiders^ 



^ MBjl 



All classes of PriiUiiii; <--a<\ Binding executed on short 
notice, and at- chea]) as at ai;y other house in the State. 

^Igl^^'rhe only eoinhined Job i;ffiee and Book Bindery 
in the citv. 



MINUTES 



OP THE 



Nineteenth Annual Session 



OF THE 



a' 



tm 



i 



ti 




HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Mt. Pisgah, Cumberland County, IT. C, 

OCTOBER 12th, m\ Uth & Uth 



^ imm ROYAL, Moderator, Himtly, Sampson Co., N C 
FRANCIS M. WILLIS. Clerk, St, Pauls, RoDeson Co., N, C. 



• RALEIGH: 

EDWAKDS, BROUaHTON & CO., PRINTERS AND BINDERS, 



1876. 



m 



PASTORS AND CLERKS WITH THEIR POST OFFICES. 



CHURCHES. 



Cape Fear, 
Cedar Creek, 
Concord, 
Magnolia, 
Lebanon, 
Fayetteville, 
Rockfish, 
Beaver Creek, 
Rocky Mount, 
Manchester, 
Lilly's Grove, 
Judson, 
Antioch, 
Beaverdam, 
Mount Pisgah, 
Baptist Chapel, 
Spring Branch, 
Mount Elam, 
White Oak, (S) 
Salem, 

Pleasant Union 
Pine Green, 
Corinth, 
Smith's Chapel, 
Mount Pleasant, 
Long Branch, 
Cypress Creek, 
Brier Branch, 
White Oak, (B) 
Shiloh, 
White Lake, 
Bladen Union, 
Green Spring, 
Providence, 
Great Marsh, 
Saddletree, 
New Hope, 




Wm. Brunt, Fayetteville. 

Wm . Brunt, Fayetteville. 

W. M. Page, Hawley's Store. 

W. S. Melvin. 

J. M. Beasly Fayetteville. 

H. A. Brown, Fayetteville. 

S. Willeford, Giles' Mills. 

S. Willeford, Giles' Mills. 

R. Newton. 

J. M. Beasly, Fayetteville. 

J. T. Townsend, Fayetteville. 

W. S Melvin. 

S. Willeford, Giles' Mills. 

Wm. Brunt, Fayetteville. 

J. M. Beasly, Fayetteville. 

A. B. Alderman, Giles' Mills. 

S. Willeford, Giles' Mills. 

W. M. Page, Hawley's Store. 

H. S. Spivey, Clinton. 

H. S. Spivey, Clinton. 

Wm. Brunt. 

W. M. Page, Hawley's Store, 

L. Bryan, Cypress Creek. 

Joab 'Smith, Clay Fork. 

W. S. Melvin. 

H. S. Spivey. 

0. C. Newton, Herringville. 

W. S. Melvin, White Oak. 

W. S Melvin, White Oak. 

S. Willeford, Giles' Mills. 

C. C. Newton, 

E. D. Johnson, St. Pauls. 
J. Monroe, Laurel Hill. 
E. D. Johnson, St. Pauls. 
E. D. Johnson, St. Pauls. 
W. C. West. 



CLERKS AND POST OFFICES. 



Jas. Marsh, Grey's Creek. 
F. S. Averill, Cedar Creek. 
D. J. Davis, Blockersville 
R. F. Strickland. 
Chas. Guy, Fayetteville. 
I. Hollingsworth, Fayetteville 
J. Musselwhite, Hope Mills. 
M. Moro-an, Hope Mills. 
D. R. Mints. 

David Kivett, Mancliester. 
W. R. Haywood, Fayetteville 
L. D. Sessoms. 
I. Strickland, Kyles Landing 
Irvin Melvin, Clay Fork. 
W. S. Fisher, Fayetteville. 
H. J. Lockamy, Hawley's St. 
D. Willeford, Giles' Mills. 

B. Warren, Hawley's Store. 
Geo. W. Bennett. 

J. C, Howland, Huntly. 

J. Fisher. 

J. A. Beaman. Clinton. 

.J. O, Carter, Warrensville, 

W. R. Carter, Warrensville. 

S. H. Melvin. 

J. W. Autry. 

M. McK. Smith, Cypress C'k 

W. T. Jessup, White Oak. 

D. M. Melvin, White Oak. 

J. McGee, Loveland. 

W. H. Russ, Little Sug. Loaf 

F. M. Willis, St. Pauls. 

J. G, Fisher, Roslin. 

D. W. McGugan, Dundarroch. 

A. Odum, St. Pauls. 

S. R. Davis, Lumberton. 

C. D. Nixon. 



PROCEEDINGS 



'Thuesda^, 'Odtobei- 12th, 1876. 

The Introaudtory Se^rmon V/as pa-^ached by Elder .J. D. 
Huf ham, from Romans, 5th ^chapter, Sth verse • " But God 
'commeiideth His love toward us, in that ^Yhile we were vet 
smners, Christ died for us." 

After a© interval o^ forty-five minutes, the Association 
was called to order by the Moderator, Elder J. M Beasley 
who conducted the opening exercises by reading a portion: 
of scripture and singing, 

After which, prayer was offered, Brother M. McK. Smith, 
leading. 

The list of churches was then called. 

All responded save the following, to-wifc: Rocky Mount 
Mandiester, White Oak, (Sampson County) Pleasant Union' 
and White Oak (Bladen County). 

There being a majority of the churches present, the As- 
sociation proceeded to business. 

Appointed Brethren M. McK. Smith and L. W. Strick- 
land a Committee on Finance. 

Appointed Brethren Isham Royal and F. M. Willis Read- 
ing Clerks. 

Appointed the Pastor and Deacons of Mt. Piso-ah Church 
with Bro Jno. F. Byrne, a Committee on Religious Exercises 
during the session. 

Also appointed the male members of Mt. Pisgah Church 
a Committee of Vigilance. 

The Church Letters were now called for and read, andl 
the names of Delegates enrolled as follows : 



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CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

Cape Fmr— James Tliames, Wm. Butler, R E. Ellis. 
Cedar Creek— B. L. Smith, Elder B. F. Jessup, M. Cashwell. 
Concord— B. J. Davis, S. Sterling, D. K. Hall. 
Magnolia— II. Jones, D. Fisher, E. Fisher. 
Leban7ion—T.'W. Devane, D. L. Beard, Wm. A. Beard. 
Fayetteville-Eldei- Wm. Brunt, J. T. Marsh, W. H. Tomlinson. 
BocJcflsJi—Jno. Musselwhite. 

Beaver Creek— M. Strickland, C. R. Jones, M. Morgan. 
Rocky Mount— IX. Newton, Y. B. Newton. 
Manchester— 'ElAev J. M. Beasley, Wm. Raymond, Z. T. Kivett. 
Lilly's drove— ^. J. Guy, M. T. Underwood, A. Core. 
Judso7l—^N. F. Sessoms, F. McDaniel. 
_Antioch—^m. H. Wade, H. Williams. 
Beaverdam—8. Vincent, M. Hall. 
Mount PUgah—'K. Hall, C. S. Burke, T. Teabout. 
New Sope— (Newly constituted) H. H. Wood. 

SAMPSON COUNTY. 

Spring Branch— J. A. Dawson, G. Godwin, L. W. Strickland. 
Baptist Chapel— i. Culbreth, Jas. Jackson, W. S. Stevens. 
Mount JEte//^— William Strickland, D. Jackson. 
Whits Oak— A. C. Grumpier 
Salem— IshAva Royal, S. A. Howard. 
Pkasant Union— ^. J. Faircloth. 
Pine Green— M-. Tew, J. A. Beaman, Jas. Honeycutt. 
. Cori7ith— Jus. O. Carter, D. Carter. _ 
Smith's Chapel— "R. Cain. 

Mount Pleasant—^. H. Mekin, S. A. Carter, W. B. Owen. 
Long Branch— l.. W. Aufry, W. B. Hall 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

> Cypress Creek— T. M. Smith, M. McK. Smith, Elder J. Smith. 
Brier Branch— T. J. Baker. 
White OrtA-Elder W. S. Melvin, D. M. Melvin. 
Shiloh—B.. Jones. 

White Lake—T. H. Hales, F. M. Marshburne. 
Bladen Union— ¥. M. Willis, D. Register. 

ROBESON COUNTY. 

Green Spring— J. H. Cashwell, J. G. Fisher, H. H. Jones. 

Promdenee—T>. W. McGugan, R. W. Kinlaw, Alex. Thaggard. 
: Great ^¥«rs/i— Elder E. D. Johnson, M. J. D. Willowby, A. Odum. 
, Saddle Tree—h. Humphrey, Wm, Powell. 



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The church at Cameron's Grove, Moore County, having 
petitioned for a letter of dismission to unite with the Little 
River Association, 

On motion, the same was unanimously granted them. 

The terms of the present officers of the Association hav- 
ing expired, the Association proceeded to elect officers for 
the term. 

Bro. Isham Royal was elected Moderator and F. M. Willis 
was elected Clerk and Treasurer. 

On motion, the following resolution was unanimously 
adopted ; 

Besolved, That we tender our hearty thanks to Elder Jno. M. Beasley and 
Brother. D. W. McGugan for the faitliful and efficient services they have 
rendered this Association as Moderator and Clerk for sevei'al years. 

The Association extended an invitation to corresponding 
and visiting brethren to take seats with us. 

The following brethren came forward and were cordially 
received, to- wit : Bro. Jordan Tysor, from the Sandy Creek 
Association; Elder T. B. Newberry, from the Cape Fear; 
Elder J. D. Hufham, of the Biblical Recorder; and Bro. D.' 
T. Averitt, of the Eastern Association. 

A letter was read from Brethren F. M. Carroll and Amos 
Royal, corresponding messengers from the Eastern Associa- 
ciaticn, who were unable to attend in person. ■ 

Appointed the following brethren to report on the various 
subjects for this session : 

k 

Domestic Missions— m^evs J. M. Beasley and E. D. Johnson 
Penodicals—mAev J. D. Hufham and Brother C. D. Burke. ' 
Foreign Missions— mdev Wm. Brunt and Bro. J. F. Byrne.' 
Ministerial Support-Bvcthven D. \V. McGugan and m' McK. Smith. 
Ministerial Education— Elder H. A. Brown and Prof. L. R. Mills 
8abbat7i ScJiools -Brethren W. H. Tomlinson and L. W. Strickland 
OMtuaries-'Emer J. M. Beasley and Brother F. M. Willis. 
Intemperance— Brethren T. W. Devane and D. W. McGugan 



On motion, adjourned until to-morrow at 10' o'clock. 
Closed with the benediction. 



Friday, October 18th, 1876.. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment. 

Elder W. S. Melvin conducted the opening exercises bj 
reading 1st Psalm. Hymn sang by the congregation. 

Prayer, Elder E. D. Johnson leading. 

List of churches and roll of delegates called. 

Minutes of yesterday read, corrected and ratified. 

Churches absent on yesterday called. The following re- 
sponded, to-wit : Pleasant Union and White Oak (Bladen) 

Their letters were read and the names of the delegates- 
enrolled. 

Pules of Order read. 

On motion, amended Art. II, of the Constitution of this 
Association, by adding the follov/ing clause to said Article: 
"And ministers having charge of churches in this Associa- 
tion shall be members ex-officio. 

The Moderator appointed the following Committees for 
this session : 

Auditing Committee — Brethren J. F. Byrne and J. Mussel white. 

To Appoint Ooi-responding Messengers— Elder J. ]\I. Beasiey and Brother D. 
W. McCTUgan. 

To Appoint Delegates to Baptist Slate Convention— Elders, E. D. Johnson 
and W. S. Melvin. 

Reports of Committees appointed yesterday called for. 

Elder J. D. Huf ham read report on Periodicals. 

Pending the motion for its adoption, appropriate remarks 
were &ade by Elders Huf ham, Beasiey, Smith and Brown, 
and several subscribers taken for the Biblical Recorder. 



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The report was unanimously adopted and ordered to be 
appended to the minutes. (See Appendix.) 

Elder J. M. Beasley read report on Home Missions. 

Pending its adoption, remarks were made by Elders 
Beasley and Huf ham, and by the Moderator. At the con- 
clusion of the remarks a collection was taken up for Home 
Missions, amounting to $9.63. 

Report adopted. (See Appendix.) 

Bro. S. W. McGugan, from the Committee to Nominate 
Corresponding Messengers, read the following appointments, 
which were approved by the Association : 

To the Eastern A&mciation—mA%x H. S. Spivey and Brother Isham Royal. 

To the BaMgh— Elder Wm. Brunt and Brother W. H. Tomlinson. 

lo the Gape i^k^r— Elders E. D. Johnson and W. S. Melvin and Brother 
L. Humphrey. 

To the Pee Dee— Brethren T. J. Tolar and J. T. Ausly. 

To the Sandy Cree/c— Elders J. M. Beasly and Wm. Brunt and Brother 
J. F. Marsh. 

To the Little Biver— Elders, J. M. Beasly and H. A. Brown and Brother D- 
Kivett. 

Ordered that any brother from this Association, who may 
be in attendance on any other Association, be considered a 
Corresponding Messenger. 

Renewed the invitation to visiting brethren : Elder R. H. 
Griffith, Agent for the Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary, came forward and was welcomed to a seat. 

The delegates from White Oak (Sampson) having arrived 
their letter was called for and read, and the names of the 
delegates enrolled. 

The Association took a recess of thirty minutes. 



Afternoon Session. 

Resumed business. 

The Association appointed an Executive Board for the 



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ensuing year, and then gave way for a meeting of the 
Board. 

Called on again and resumed business. 

On motion, the Association allowed Elder R. H. Griffith 
to present the claims of the Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary, which he did in an earnest, eloquent address. 

He was followed by Elder J. D. Huf ham, on the same 
subject. 

Elder E. D. Johnson, from the Committee to appoint Del- 
egates to the Baptist State Convention, read the following 
appointments, which were ratified by the Association, t'o- 
wit : Elders Wm. Brunt, J. M. Beasley, E. D. Johnson, W. 
S. Melvin, A. B. Alderman, H. A. Brown. W. C. West, and 
Brethren Isham Royal, T. W. Devane and C. P. McGugan. 

On motion, it was ordered that any brother from this As- 
sociation who may be in attendance at the Convention be 
considered a delegate if the rules of the Convention so allow. 

The delegates from Rocky Mount having arrived, their 
letter was called for and read, and the names of the dele- 
gates enrolled. 

An opportunity was here given to newly constituted 
churches to unite with the Association, whereupon a letter 
was presented and read from New Hope Church, Cumber- 
land County, asking for membership in this body. 

It was unanimously received and the right hand of fel- 
lowship extended to the delegates. 

On motion, adjourned to Saturday morning 10 o'clock. 

Closed with benediction. 



Saturday, Oct. 14th, 1876. 

Association convened. 

Opening exercises conducted by Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Prayer, Elder J. D. Hufham leading. 



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Roll of delegates called and absentees stricken off. 

Minutes of yesterday read. Stood approved. 

Renewed the invitation to visiting brethren to take seats 
with us : Prof. L. R. Mills, from the Central Association, and 
Agent for the Board of Education, came forward and was 
cordially received. 

On motion, appointed Brethren T. W. Devane,D. W. Mc- 
Gugan and Elder H. A. Brown a Committee to prepare a 
standing Order of Business for the sessions of this Associa- 
tion. 

The delegates from Manchester presented their letter, 
which was read and the names of delegates enrolled. 

Reports of Com-mittees called for. 

Bro. D. W. McGugan read report on Ministerial Support. 

Report adopted. 

The Moderator read the report of the Committee on Sab- 
bath School Institutes. Adopted. 

On the adoption of the above report, the following was 
offered and adopted : 

In view of the success of the Committee ou Sabbath School Institutes the 
past year, therefore, 

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed for the ensuing year, and 
that this committee be diligent and zealous in its efforts to promote and ad- 
vance Sunday School work. 

The following brethren compose said Committee : Isham 
Royal, Chairman, W. H. Tomlinson, D. W. McGugan Z. T. 
Kivett and Jno. F. Byrne. 

Bro. T. W. Devane read report on Intemperance. 

Remarks by Brethren D. Register, T. W. Devane Z. B 
Newton, J. Tysor and Eld. J. D. Huf ham. Report adopted.' 

Elder H. A. Brown read report on Ministerial Education. 

The subject was ably discussed by Prof. L. R. Mills and 
Elder J. D. Hufham ; at the conclusion of remarks, pledges 
and cash collections were taken to the amount of $164.46. 
Report adopted. 

Association took a recess of forty-five minutes. 



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Afternoon Session. 

Called on again and resumed business. 

Eenewed invitation to visiting brethren : Bro. W. J. 
Tolar, from the Cape Fear Association, came forward and 
was cordially received. 

Elder J. M. Beasley read report on Obituaries. Report 
received. 

Bro. M. McK. Smith read report of Finance Committee. 
Adopted. 

Bro. J. F. Byrne read report on Foreign Missions. 

Remarks by Rrof L. R. Mills, Elders J. M. Beasley, J. D. 
Hufham and Bro. W. H. Tomlinson, collection taken 
amounting to $10.17. Report adopted. 

Bro. D. W. McGugan read report of Chairman of Execu- 
tive Board. Received. 

Bro. T. W. Devane read report of Committee on Standing 
Order of Business. Report adopted. 

Eesolved, That the next session of this Asseciation be held with the church 
at Spring Branch, Sampson County, commencing Thursday before the tiiird 
Sabbath la October, 1877. Elder H. A. Brown to preach the Introductory 
Sermon, Elder J. M. Beasly, Alternate; Elder J. D. Hufham to preach the 
Missionary Sermon, Elder. E. D. Johnson, Alternate. 

Corresponding Messengers called on to report : 

Elder W. S. Melvin attended the Cape Fear and was cor- 
dially received. None else reported. 

Treasurer's report called for. Read and adopted. 

Agreed to have as many copies of the minutes printed as 
the funds in hand will justify. 

Agreed to allow the Clerk $15.00 for his services. 

On motion, 

Eesolved, That the thanks of this body be, and the same are, hereby ten- 
dered to the brethren and friends of this vicinity for the very hospitable 
manner in which they have entertained us during this session. 



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Proceedings of to-day read and approved. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place of next meeting. 

Elder J. D. Huf ham closed the session in remarks of deep 
feeling and pathos, and then led in prayer. Closing hymn : 
" Hail sweetest, dearest tie that binds ;" during the singing 
of which adieus were taken, and at its conclusion, the ben- 
ediction was pronounced. 

ISHAM ROYAL, Modeeatok. 
Feancis M. Willis, Secretary. 



Sunday, Oct. 15th, 1876. 

The weather was very unfavorable, nevertheless when the 
hour for preaching arrived, the rather small church was 
filled to overfloMang, and a large number could not be ac- 
commodated with seats in the house. 

Elder W. S. Melvin preached from the stand, and Elder 
J. D. Hufham addressed the congregation in the house, 
from Luke 7th chap., 34th verse. 

At the conclusion of the services, a collection was taken 
up for State Missions, amounting to $12.29. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Reading Church Letters. 

2. Election of Officers. 

3. Receptioh of Corresponding Delegates and Visitors. 

4. Call for Petitionary Letters. 

5. Appointment of Committees. 

6. Reports of Standing Committees. 

7. Report of Chairman of Executive Board. 

8. Reports of other Committees. , 5,3 

9. Report of Treasurer. 

10. Report of Finance Committee. 

11. Location of Association. 

12. Miscellaneous Btisinesa. v., „,, 

13. Adjournment. ' 



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PPEN DIX. 



REPORT OF EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR 1876. 

The Board organised and held its first meeting on Friday evening, Octo- 
ber 14th, 1875. Appointed Elder C. E. Beard to visit Sugg's Grove once in 
each month. Elder W. C. West was appointed to visit Blackman's School 
House once each month during the first quarter; also Maple Grove and An- 
derson's Creek. Elder W. M. Page was appointed to visit Pine Grove 
School House. 

The next meeting was held with the church at Great Marsh on January 
29th, 1876. The missionaries reported twenty-nine days' service, as fol- 
lows: Elder Page four days, Elder Beard seven days, and Elder Wes 
eighteen days. The stations at Pine Grove School House and Sugg's Grove 
were discontinued. Elder E. D. Johnson was appointed to visit Bigg's 
Mill, Robeson County, once each month during the next quarter. 

The next meeting was held with the church at Mount Pisgah on the 29th 
of April. The missionaries reported twenty-three days' service, as follows: 
Elder W. C. West seventeen days, and Elder E. D. Johnson six days. The 
same station and missionaries were continued, to-wit: Elder W. C. West at 
Maple and Blackman's School House, and Elder E. D. Johnson at Bigg's 
Mill, once each month. 

The next meeting was held with the church at Beaverdam July 27th. 
Elder W. C. West reported seven days' service, which was all that was re- 
ported. Elder W. C. West was requested to visit Blackman's School 
House and Maple Grove till the next meeting of the Association. 

The next and last meeting was held with the church at Mount Pisgah 
during the session of the Association, on Tuesday, October 13th. The mis- 
sionaries reported fourteen days' service, as follows: Elder E. D. Johnson 
four days, Elder W. 0. West eight days, and Elder J. M. Beasly two days' 
service. 

The missionaries have labored in behalf of the Board seventy-three days 
in all. The result is : two new churches have been organized through the 
labors of the missionaries. 

J. M. BEASLY, Chairman. 



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MEJtBERS OF EXECUTIVE BOARD FROM OCTOBER, 1876, TO OCTOBER 1877. 



CHURCHES. 



Cape Feai. 
Cedar Creek, 
Concord, 
Magnolia, 
Pine Grove, 
Fayetteville, 
Roclifisli, 
Beaver Creek, 
Rocky Mount, 
Manchester, 
Lilly's Grove, 
Judson, 
Antioch, 
Beaverdam, 
White Oak, (B) 
Sbiloh, 
"White Lake, 
Bladen Union, 
Green Spring, 



MEMBERS. 



J. T. Byrne, 
Alex. Thaggard. 
D. J. Davis. 
Alex. Fisher. 
W. A. Guy. 
W. H. Tomlinson. 
J. Mussel white. 
M. Strickland. 
G. B. Newton. 
G. T. Kivett. 
M. F. Underwood. 
W. H. Mclvin. 
A Bain. 
H. Jones. 
D. B. Melvin. 
Isaac McGhee. 
J. R. Mulford. 
Dan'l Register. 
M. Cashwell. 



CHURCHES. 



Mount Pisgah, 
Baptist Chapel, 
Spring Branch, 
Mount Elam, 
White Oak, (S) 
Salem, 

Pleasant Union, 
Pine Greene, 
Corinth, 
Smith's Chapel, 
Mt. Pleasant, 
Long Branch, 
Cypress Creek, 
Brier Branch, 
Providence, 
Great Marsh, 
Saddletree, 
New Hope, 



MEMBERS. 



C. D. Burke. 

S. Page. 

L. W. Strickland. 
W. H. McLamb. 
A. C. Grumpier. 
Isham Royal. 
J. Sessoms. 
J. Honeycutt. 
J. O. Carter. 
W. R. Carter. 
S. A Carter. 
J. W. Autiy. 
A. L. Smitli. 
J. H. Tatum. 

D. W. McGugan, 
W. S. Johnson. 
L. Humphrey. 



REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

This is a subject about which much has been said, done and written. It 
Is a work which we, as 31 - ion ary Baptists, profess to love. The work 
thus professedly loved would workibetter, far better, if it was made a little 
more practical. We, as a missionary body, have great reason to take cour 
age and go forward. Every minister, deacon, clerk and layman should be 
the friend, the fast friend, the practical friend of Home Missions. We do 
need a more extended and general co-operation in this confessedly o-ood 
work; we hope in the future to have it. Think of this matter, brethren, 
more seriously. Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEASLY, 
E. D. JOHNSON, 
Committee. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 



Your committee appointed at the sitting of this body to report on Foreion 
Missions feel unable to do justice to a subject of so much importance. The 
field is so very large and so very inviting that we feel that written or printed 
reports alone must fail to accomplish the great object and end of that insti- 
tution. And that in ordier to awaken a true sense of the obligation in the 



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church.es there must be practically presented to the minds of individuals 
the comparative situation of ourselves and the heathen, v^^hich can be done 
more effectually by the ministers in charge of the several churches of the 
Association, insisting that it is incumbent on them to contribute and then 
give them frequent opportunities to give of their substance. And thus let 
us again and again contemplate this great enterprise, that our souls may be 
filled with the vast conception that the world, in its broadest sense, is our 
field — its complete evangelization our object. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. BRUNT, 
JNO. T. BYRNE, 



REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

It is remarkable that for the last four years the deaths that have occurred 
among our members have been annually about one to every church, and 
about one to everyone hundred members. The number, however, has been 
less the past year than any one year during the last four years, and none of 
our officers or leading members have been called to their reward, for which 
we should be very thankful. 

But we do sorrowfully record the death of our brother, the Rev. P. C. 
ConoUy, a member of the Cape Fear Association, who died with the har- 
ness on, and at liis post many miles from home, and in the absence of any 
member of his bereaved and stricken family. His remains were, however, 
interred in the family graveyard at home. We mourn not as those who 
have no hope. Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEASLY, Chairman. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Acting under special instruction given November, 1874, by the N. C. 
Baptist State Convention, the Board of Education received sixteen poor 
young ministers last fall term. Elder Bailey, the agent, finding that his own 
hands were full to overflowing with his own work, tendered his resignation. 
The Board not knowing a suitable man for the agency desired him to con- 
tinue. The agent was energetic and did as well as could have been done 
under the circumstances. But hard times came on and the brethren and 
and sisters forgot the poor young ministers at the College, and as a result 
the Board found itself heavily in del)t last June. Eight young men were 
promptly dismissed. Those we now have are young men of unusual 
promise. 

Shall they be sent home ? Shall the Board dismiss them and say to all 
who apply for aid, We cannot help you ? The members of the Board are 



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the servants of the denomination, and can only expend the means sent up 
by the churches. The churches must answer the questions asked above. 

The present indebtedness of the Board is about $600. Your committee 
would recommend that every pastor in this Association take up collections 
in all the churches, and forward the amounts as early as pos-sible. 
Respectfullj^ submitted, 

L. R. MILLS, 
H. A. BROWN, 
Committee. 



REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 

Your committee beg leave, in the discharge of this duty, to offer a few 
remarks on the subject of Intemperance. 

This subject has been agitated for many years, and has claimed the at- 
tention of some of the most gigantic minds; and we find many passages in 
the Scriptures which forbid the use of intoxicating spirits to excess. We 
have the record in the Holy Bible that no drunkard shall enter into the 
Kingdom of Heaven. And taking even a moral view of the subject, we are 
forced to the conclusion that the use of intoxicating liquors to excess brings 
great woe and misery on the human family. 

Therefore, we, as professed followers of Christ, should raise our voices in 
defence of temperance in all things, and set an example to the world worthy 
of our calling. Respectfully submitted, 

T. W. DEYANE. 
D. W. McGUGAN, 



REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE ON S. S. INSTITUTES. 

Your committee to organize Sabbath School Institutes within the bounds 
of this Association beg leave to submit the following: 

We have organized S. S. Institutes at the following places, to-wit: Salem, 
Beaverdam, Mount Pisgah, Providence, Antioch, Manchester, Fayetteville 
and Cypress Creek. 

The following subjects have been discussed : 

1. Who ought to be members of the Sabbath School. 

2. Ought the Sunday School to continue in all the churches the whole 
year. 

3. Subject matter of Sunday Schools. 

4. The obligations to engage in Sunday School work, and to strive after 
full and complete qualifications. 



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V 

In soaie localities a new impetus has been given to the subject. An effort 
lias been made to establish a school in every church. 

There is a school in every church composing the Bladen Union. 
Respectfully, 

ISIIAM ROYAL, Chairman. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Your committee is of opinion that it is needless to press this subject on 
this body. The command that they that preach the Gospel shall live of the 
Gospel is of itself evidence that the ministers of the Gospel should receive a 
liberal support from those who receive the benefit of their labors. And the 
laborer is w^orthr of his hire. Brethren, loosen the hands of your pastors 
and let them devote their whole time to the work to which the Lord has 
called them. Respectfully, 

D. W. McGUGAN, 
M. McK. SMITH, 

Committee. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

It is needless at this day to insist on the importance of taking a good re- 
ligious newspaper. The christian is not faithful to his household who does 
not give them the advantages and influence of this great agency for good. 
Nor is it easy to see how he can fully discharge liis ow^n duties as a follower 
of Jesus, or fill the place assigned him by God, without the religious new\s- 
paper. He is to labor and pray for the coming of God's Kingd@m through, 
out the world, but he can do neither as he might do it unless he knows what 
the Lord is doing in the earth; and he cannot know this unless he reads his 
denominational newspaper. 

We are glad that we can heartily commend our own organ, the Biblical 
Recorder, as an able and faithful exponent of our principles. The principal 
Editor, Rev. C. T. Bailey, is a man of talent and culture, a vigoroua and 
independent thinker, a sprightly and incisive writer and a christian gentle- 
man and minister whose praise is in all the churches. It is published in Ral- 
eigh, N. C, at the small price of $2.10 a year. This places it within the 
reach of almost every familj' in our churches, and it should find a place in 
every family. 

We also heartily commend Kind Words to our Sunday Schools. It is 
published at Macon, Ga., monthly, semi-monthly and weekly, and no Sun- 
day School is complete without it. Respectfully, 

J. D. HUFHAM, 
C. D. BURKE, 

Com,mittee. 



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REPORT 0¥ FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



CHURCHES 


S 

3 

-4-* 
D 

a 

$ 1 50 
2 50 
1 70 

1 75 

2 00 
5 00 

30 
1 00 

50 
1 50 

1 00 

2 50 

1 50 

2 00 
1 95 
1 00 

1 60 
4 00 

2 00 
2 00 
2 50 

1 20 

2 00 
1 00 

1 00 

2 00 

1 10 

2 00 

1 50 

2 50 

1 50 

2 50 
2 50 
2 00 
2 00 

2 25 

3 25 


a 
c 

'm 

Is 
« 

s 

o 

q 

$ 1 25 


.2 

'cc 

'S 

u 

o 

r- 


Education. 


Cape Fear 


$ 1 15 


$ 


Cedar Creek 


Concord 








Majfnolia 








Pine Grove 





Fayetleville 

Rockfish 


10 00 




5 00 


Beaver Creek , 








Rocky Mount 


""5"66' 

5 00 


3 25 




Manchester 


; ■ 


Lilly's Grove 






Judson 

Autioch , 


57 





Mount Pisffah 




2 25 




Beaverdam • 




New Hope 








Spring Branch 








Baptist Chapel 




i'66* 




Mount Elam 




White Oak, (S) 


. . . .' 






Salem 

Pleasant Union 







Corinth 










2 14 






Long Branch 






Brier Branch 











50 
1 10 






White Oak, (B) 


1 00 








Green Spring 


'"s'oo* 
"sho 


3 00 
8 61 

4 25 




Great Marsh 

Mount Pleasant 






















170 10 


131 50 


$25 08 


1 5 00 



M. McK. SMITH, ) „. r, • 

L. W. STRICKLAND, } Finance Committee. 

Your committee have examined the above and tind it correct. 

J. F BYRNE, ) . ,.,. ^ 

J MUSSELWHITE,; Auditing Committee. 



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TREA.SURER'S REPORT. 



Dr 

Amount on hand October 17th, 1875, for Home Missions ^ ^6 40 

Received from Finance Committee, 1875, for Minute Fund 7t5 22 

For Foreign Missions ofj ,77 

For Education ■ ^ 15 

For Sabbath Schools 3 oU 

For State Missions 1 00 

Collection at Salem for State Missions 31 31 

Received at Great Marsh January, 1876 31 09 

Received at Mt. Pisgah, April 29th, 1876 37 85 

Received at Beaverdam J uly 27th, 1876 29 63 

Received at Association at Mt. Pisgah 34 63 



I 315 54 
Ce. 

Paid over to Elder J. B. Richardson for Foreign Missions. >= 36 77 

For Education 8 15 

For Sunday Schools 3 50 

Paid for printing minutes 50 00 

Paid express on minutes 2 00 

Paid Elder West for services rendered H. M. Board 77 00 

Paid Elder Johnson. ., 12 00 

PaidElder Page 8 00 

Paid Elder Beard 20 GO 

Paid Elder West at Association . . . .^^ 16 00 

Paid Elder Johnson at Association 8 00 

Paid Elder Beasly at Association 4 00 

Paid Clerk's salary 25 00 

Paid Elder Richardson for State Missions 31 31 

$ 301 7'd 

Balance o n hand October 14th, 1876 $ 13 81 

D. W. McGUGAN, Treasurer. 

Your committee have examined the above and find it correct. 
Respectfully, 

J. MulsELWHITE, ) ^^^diting Committee. 



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t^TATISTIOAL TABLE. 



CHURCHES. 



Cape Fear.. . . 
Cedar Creek. . 

Concord 

Magnolia. .... 
Lebanon... . 
Fayetteville. . 

Rockfish 

Beaver Creek. 
Rocky Mount 
Manchester. . . 
Lilly's Grove. 

Judson 

Antioch. ..... 

Beaverdam. . . 
Mount Pisgah 
Baptist Chapel 
Spring Branch 
Mount Elam. 
While Oak, (S) 

Salem 

Pleasant Union. 
Pine Green.. 

Corinth 

Smith's Chapel. 
Mount Pleasant. 
Long Branch . . . 
Cypress Creek . . 
Brier Branch . . . 
White Oak, (B). 

Shiloh 

White Lake . . . 
Bladen Union. . 
Green Spring. . . 

Providence 

Great Marsh . . . 

Saddletree 

New Hope . ... 



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24 



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17 



15 



7 
13 

15 

io 

10 
4 

10 
2 

10 

23 



4 

9 

21 



227 



97 



2 

11 

2 

3 

20 

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12 
2 
4 
5 



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31 
64 



36 



35 
30 
61 
64 



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74 
130 



69 



48 
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24 
24 



38 
24 
44 
26 
42 
40 
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52 

28 
45 



71 

35 

107 

120 

38 



104 



112 



32 
47 



44 
78 
57 
74 
42 
53 
53 
13 



1251 



33 



57 



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105 

194 

115 

7 

76 

267 

34 

56 

27 

80 

65 

81 

103 

106 

65 

168 

184 

65 

164 

181 

134 

160 

39 

63 

49 

46 

71 

118 

127 

67 

116 

81 

115 

68 

98 

101 

17 



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TIME OF MEETING 



3d Sabbath. 

4th 

1st 



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SABBATH SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



CHURCHES. 



Cape Fear 

Cedar Creek 

Concord 

Magnolia 

Lebanon 

Fayetteville .... 

Rockfish. 

Beaver Creek. . . 
Rock}'' Mount. . . 

Manchester 

Lilly's Grove. . . , 

Judson 

Antioch 

Beaverdam 

Mount Pisgah . . , 
Baptist Chapel. . , 
Spring Branch. . . 
Mount Elam.. . . , 
White Oak, (S)., 

Salem 

Pleasant Union . 
Pine Green . . . . 

Corinth 

Smith's Chapel.. 
Mount Pleasant. 
Long Branch. . ! 
Cypress Creek. . 
Brier Branch . . . 
White Oak, (B). 

Shiloh 

White Lake. . . . 
Bladen Union. . . 
Green Spring . . . 

Providence 

Great Marsh 

Saddletree 

New Hope 



SU PERINTENDENTS. 



Jas. Marsh. . 
L C. Melvin. 



R. F. Strickland. 
W. H. Atkinson. 



Z. T. Kivett 
E. Herring. . 
R. Salmon. , . 



H. Jones. .^ 

Tlieo. Evans . . . . 
Jno. Culbreth . . 
J. C. Willeford. . 
W. H. McLamb. 



A. .J. Cooper. . . . 
J. A. R. Howard. 
J. O. Tew 



J. Horn . . . 

M.McK. Smith. 



Isaac McGee 



C. S. Cashwell. 

J. C. Ausly 

A. J. Watson . . 
M. Humphry. . . 



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51 



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63 
60 
50 
46 
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84 
65 
61 
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79 
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25 
40 
20 



40 



45 
20 
25 

38 






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100 






10 



200 



180 



100 
143 



100 



50 

250 

50 



MINUTES 



Oi^' THE 



Twentieth Annual Session 



OF THE 




HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Spring Branch, Sampson Co., I, C, 

OCTOBER 18—P.l, 1877. 



IJev. J. M BRASLEY. Moderator, Faytteville, N. C. 
FRANCIS M. WILLIS, ( lerk, Tolarsville, N. tJ. 



RALEIGH: 

^DWARDS, ;PrOUGHTON ^ fo , PRINTERS AND ^INDERS 

1877. 



MINUTES 



OIP THE 



Twentieth Annual Session 



OF THE 



B I I 




HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Spring Branch, Sampson Co., I. 0.,, 

OCTOBJEJR 18-^1, 1877.. 



Rev. J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator, FaytteTille, N. C. 
FKANCIS M. WILLIS, Clerk, TolarsTille, N. C. 



RALEIGH: 

^D WARDS, ;pROUGHTON ^ po, PRINTERS AND ^INDERS. 

1877. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, October 18th, 1877. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder J. M. 
Beasley from Deut. 6th chapter, latter clause of 3d verse : 
"But to us, even us, who are all of us here, alive this day." 

After an intermission of one hour, the congregation again 
assembled in the house, and the Association was called to 
order by the Moderator, Bro. Isham Boyall, who proceeded 
to open the exercises by reading the 12th chap. Romans. 
The congregation joined in singing the 527th hymn : "What 
shall I render to my God." Prayer, Elder J. B. Hartwell 
leading. 

The roll of Churches w^as now called and the following 
were absent : Cape Fear, Rocky Mount, New Hope, White 
Oak (S), and Smith's Creek. 

^ There being a majority of the churches present the Asso- 
ciation proceeded to business. 

Appointed Brethren T. W. Devane and J. T. Alderman 
Reading Clerks. 

Appointed Brethren W. H. Tomlinson and M. McK. 
Smith a committee on Finance. 

The Church Letters were now called for and read, and the 
names of delegates enrolled as follows : 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

Cape Fear.—K. Hair, A. L. Evaas. ^ 

Cedar Creek.— I. 0. Melvin, M. A. Sewell, D. L. Smith. '' ' 

Concord (D).— W. B. Home, J. T. Sterling. 

Magnolia.— R. F. Strickland, L. Bryant. 

Lebannon.—T. W. Devane, Eld. W. C. West, C. E. Beard. 

tayettemlle.—W . H. Tomlinson. 



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Bockfish. — Jno. Mussel white. 

Beaver Creek. — M. Strickland. 

Manchester. — Elder J. M. Beasley. 

Lilly's Grove (D).— S. J. Guy. 

Judson. — .John Horne. 

Antiodi. — I. Strickland, H. L. Hall, S. Strickland. 

Beaterdam. — M. Hall. 

Mount Phsg ah.— Q. D. Burke, W. S. Fisher. 

New Hope. — ]N"ot represented. 

SAirpsoK cor^rxY. 

Spring Branch (D . — Elder S. Williford, Jos. Haylor, W. H. Pope 

Baptist Ghapel (D) — Jno. Culbreth, S. C. Page, Jas Jackson. 

Mount Elam (D).— W. H. McLamb, T. M. Jackson, J, Strickland. 

White Oak{'D).—R. D. Butler, W. J. Faircloth, W. R. Royal. 

Salem (D). — I. Royall, A. J. Cooper, S. A. Howard. 

Pleasant Union. — L. Faircloth, 

Pine Green (D). — J. A. Beaman, O. Tew, M. Tew. 

Corinth. — Daniel Carter, R. A. Carter. 

Smith's Chapel. — Not represented. 

Mount Pleasant. — .1. Horne, Wm. Peterson, 

Long Branch (D).— H. I. Hall, L. W. Autry. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Cypress Creek. — M. McK. Smith. 

Brier Branch. — D. S. Tatum. 

White OaA;.— Eld. W. S. Melvin, F. P. Register, J. M. Cain. 

Shiloh — H. Jones, W. J. Averitt. 

White Lake. — G. F. Melvin, Robert Smith, F. M. Marshburne. 

Bladen JJnion. — D. Register, F. M. Willis. 

EOBESON COUNTY. 

Green Spnng. — J. G. Fisher, C. S. Cash well, J. H. Cash well. 
Providence. — D. W". McGugan, 

Great Marsh. — Elder E. D. Johnson, W. S, Johnson, A. Odum. 
Saddle Tree. — R. B. Humphrey. 

The terms of the present officers having expired, the As- 
sociation went into an election for Moderator. 

Appointed Brethren L McGhee and I. C. Melvin tellers. 
Bro. I. Royall, the present Moderator, having declined to 



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be re-elected, Elder J. M. Beasle}^ was chosen Moderator for 
the ensuing term. 

The Association next proceeded to the election of a Clerk 
and Treasurer for the ensuing terra. 

Appointed Brethren H. L. Hall and C. S. Cash well tellers. 

Bro. D. W. McGugan was elected Clerk and Treasurer, 
but immediately tendered his resignation, which was ac- 
cepted by the Association, and F. M. Willis elected in his 
stead. 

Extended an invitation to Corresponding and A^isiting 
Brethren to take seats with us : Rev. J. B. Hartwell, Mis- 
sionary, reported himself as a member of the Baptist 
Church at Tung Chow, China, and Agent for the Foreign 
Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention; he 
was cordially received and welcomed to a seat. Also, Bro. 
L. T. West, Corresponding Messenger from the Little'River 
Association. 

Appointed the Pastor and Deacons of Spring Branch 
Church, with Bro. W. H. Tomlinson and Elder A. B. Alder- 
man, a Committee on Religious Exercises during this ses- 
sion. 

Appointed the male members of Spring Branch a Com- 
mittee of Vigilance. 

An opportunity was here given to churches who desired 
to unite with us, to present their letters. None offered. 

On motion, the Chairman appointed the following Com- 
mittees, to report this session : 

On Boimstic Missions.— Eveihren H. L. Hall and C. S. Cashwell. 

On Periodicals.— Bxaihxm M. McK. Smith and C. D. Burke. 

On Foreign MWom— Brethren D. W. McGugan and W. H. Tomlinson-. 

On Ministerial Support.— BYeihren T. W. Devane and F. M. Willis. 

On Sabbath ScJiools.— Brethren I. McGhee and J. T. Alderman. 

On Ministerial Mlii cation.— Elder A. B. Alderman and Bro. I. Royal. 

On Obituaries.— Elder J. M. Beaslej' and Bro. F. M. Willis. 

On I7itemperance.—Elds. E. D. Johnson and W. S. Melvin. 

On motion, adjourned to to-morrow 10 o'clock. Benedic- 
tion by the Moderator. 



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Friday, October 19th. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment. The Mod- 
erator read a part of the 15th chapter of John. The con- 
gregation joined in singing the 815th hymn : "Hotv can I 
sink with such a prop." Prayer, Elder E. D. Johnson lead- 
ing. 

Churches absent on yesterday presented their letters, 
which were read, and the names of delegates enrolled. 

Roll of delegates called. 

Minutes of yesterday read — stood approved. 

Bro. Royal read report of committee on Sabbath School 
Institutes. Remarks by Brethren Royal, Smith, West, Hart- 
well, W. S. Fisher, Tomlinson, J. G. Fisher, and the Mode- 
rator. The report was unanimously adopted and ordered 
to be appended to the minutes. (See appendix.} 

On motion, the following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That this Association appoint a Sunday School Board, consist- 
ing of one member from each church, and shall require said Board to hold 
its meetings in connection with the Executive Board of this Association. 

The following churches petitioned for letters of dismission 
to assist in forming a new Association, to-wit : Concord, 
Lilly's Grove, Spring Branch, Baptist Chapel, Mount Elam, 
White Oak (S), Salem, Pine Green and Long Branch. 

On motion, letters are granted to the churches so peti- 
tioning. 

Appointed Executive Board for ensuing year. (See Ap- 
pendix.) 

On motion the chair appointed the following committees : 

Auditing Committee. — Elders E. D. Johnson and I. McGhee. 

To Appoint Corresponding Messengers. — Brethren D. W. McGugan and I. 
Eoyal. 

To Appoint Delegates to the Baptist State Convention. — Elders E. D. John- 
son, J. M. Beasley and W. S. Melvin. 

Bro. Royal, from the Committee to Nominate Correspond- 



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ing Messengers to sister Associations, read the following ap- 
pointments, which were approved by the Association : 

To the Eastern.— Elders E. D. Johnson and I. McGhee. 
To the Baleigh.—ElAev J. M. Beasley and Bro. W. H, Tomlinson. 
To the Cape i^mr.— Elders E. D. Johnson and W. S. Melvin. 
To the Sandy Creek.— Elder J. M. Beasley and Bro. J. F. Marsh. 
To the Little 5iwr.— Elders J. M. Beasley W. C. "West and Bro. D- 
Kivett. 

Corresponding Messengers, appointed at last session, call- 
ed on to report : 

Brethren Johnson, Melvin and Register reported that 
they had attended the last session of the Cape Fear and 
were cordially received. 

Brethren Beasley and Alderman attended the Little River, 
were cordially received, and had a pleasant and profitable 
session. 

Renewed the invitation to visiting brethren to take seats 
with us : Prof. L. R. Mills, of Wake Forest College, and 
Agent for the Board of Education, presented himself and 
was cordially welcomed to a seat. 

The Association now took a recess of one hour. 



Afternoon Session. 

Resumed business. 

Renewed the invitation to Corresponding Messengers: 
Elder H. J. Duncan and Bro. G. W. Highsmith, Correspond- 
ing Messengers from the Eastern Association, were welcom- 
ed to seats. 

The Association here gave way for a meeting of the Ex- 
ecutive Board. 

Resumed business. 

Bro. Royal read report on Ministerial Education. 

Pending a motion for its adoption, able and appropriate 



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remarks were made by Profs. Mills and Royal, at the con- 
clusion of which pledges and cash collections were taken 
to the amount of $40.27. The report was adopted. 

Bro. Smith read report of Finance Committee. 

On motion, the same is received and ordered to be ap- 
pended. 

On motion, agreed that the report on Foreign Missions be 
made the Special Order for 11 o'clock to-morrow. 

On motion, adjourned to 9| o'clock Saturday morning. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 



Saturday, October 20th. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment. The Modera- 
tor read 1st Psalm. Hymn, "Am I a soldier of the cross." 
Prayer, Bro. I. McGhee leading. 

Minutes of yesterday read and ratified. 

Rules of Order read. 

Roll of delegates called and corrected. 

The Moderator, from committee to nominate delegates to 
Baptist State Convention, read the following appointments, 
which were ratified bv the Association, to- wit: 

Brethren D. W. McGugfin, W. H. Tomlinson, L. W. Strickland, Elder 
J. M. Beasley, I. McGhee, Nathan J. McDuffie, E. D. Johnson, W. S. Mel- 
vin, J. G. Fisher and W. C. West. 

Bro. Hall read report on Home Missions. Pending a 
motion for its adoption remarks were made by Brethren 
Royal, Dr. Hartwell, Prof. Mills and I. McGhee. The report 
was adopted. 

Resolved, That the next session of this body be held with the churoh at 
White Lake, Bladen county, N. C. , commencing on Thursday before the 
3rd Sunday in October, 1878. Elder W. C. West to preach the Introduc- 
tory, and Elder J. M. Beasley to preach the Charity Sermon on Sabbath. 



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Report on Periodicals read. Remarks by Brethren Ro3^al, 
Tomlinson, Hartwell and Smith. Adopted. 

The hour for the Special Order having arrived, the re- 
port on Foreign Missions was read by Bro. McGugan. 

On motion, the Association repaired to the stand to fur- 
ther consider the subject. 

After the congregation had gathered at the stand, Dr. 
Hartwell read the report again, and then proceeded to dis- 
cuss the subject in an able, forcible and feeling manner. 
At the conclusion of his remarks, a collection was taken 
amounting to |25.08. After remarks by Bro. Royal, the re- 
port was adopted. 

Recess of half an hour. 



Afternoon Session. 

Resumed business. 

Bro. Johnson read report on Intemperance. Adopted. 

Treasurer of Association reported. Report received. 

Treasurer of Domestic Mission Board reported. Report 
received. 

Report on Ministerial Support read. 

Remarks by Prof Mills and Elder A. B. Alderman. 

Report adopted. 

Report on Obituaries read. Received. 

Agreed to allow the Clerk $25.00 for his services. 

Ordered that we have as many Minutes printed as the 
funds in hand will justify. 

Agreed that the collection on to-morrow be equally di- 
vided between the causes of Foreign Missions and Educa- 
tion. 

Bro. J. T. Alderman read report on Sabbath Schools. 

Remarks by Brethren Royal, Tomlinson and Elder A. B. 
Alderman. Adopted. 

Report of Chairman of Executive Board read. 



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Remarks by Elder West. Adopted. 

Resolved^ That we tender our heartiest thanks to the brethren and sisters 
and friends of this community, for the kind and hospitable manner in 
which they have entertained us during this session. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place of next session. 

Prof. L. R. Mills closed the session in a few earnest and 
appropriate remarks. 

Hymn : " Am I a soldier of the Cross." During the sing- 
ing of which, the brethren bade each other an affectionate 
adieu. Prayer, Bro. Mills leading. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator. 

Francis M. Willis, Clerh. 



Sunday, October 21st, 1877. 

A large congregation assembled at the stand at the hour 
appointed, and listened with marked attention to a most 
able and earnest sermon by Dr. Hartwell, from the text: 
" Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the 
Lord of Hosts," Zech. 4th chap., 6th verse, latter clause. 

At the conclusion of the services, a collection was made 
amounting to $9.75 for Foreign Missions and Education, 



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APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOL INSTITUTES. 

Your committee were prevented from holding a meeting in December 
by the inclemency of the weather, and did not organize as many Sunday 
School Institutes as they contemplated, but are glad to announce that sev- 
eral Institutes were held in different parts of the Association. We did not 
receive reports from all the conductors, but we are glad to be able to state 
that there is an increased interest in this department of christian work. 

There is much yet remaining to be done. Let us continue our efforts 
until there is a Sabbath School in every church and nsighborhood continu- 
ing all the year. All the churches in the Bladen Union report Sunday 
Schools, with an increased interest. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

ISHAM ROYAL, CKm''n Committee. 



REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Owing to the inclemency of the weather, the members of the Board were 
unable to meet on the last of December, 1876; yet some two or three of the 
members were present and authorized Elder W. C. West to occupy a sta- 
tion on the West side of Cape Fear river, known since as Cedar Falls. 

The first regular meeting was held at Lebannon on the 28th April, 1877. 
Elder W. C. West was requested to visit Cedar Falls station, and Elder R. 
Newton to visit Dr. Leslie's (in Cumberland county on or near Little River) 
monthly. 

Our next meeting was held with the church at Bladen Union, on the 
28th July, 1877. The reports of the Missionaries at that time were not 
very encouraging, yet they were requested to continue in the field. Elder 
R. Newton declined to occupy the station he formerly occupied. Bro. Jos. 
G. Fisher was requested to visit Parker's School House in Robeson county, 
and Rockfish Church, monthly. The reports of the Missionaries are not 
without fruit. There was received for Baptism at Cedar Falls Station tws, 
at Rockfish five 

The Missionaries have been in the employ of the Board thirty -seven days 
during the past year, as follows: Elder W. C. West seventeen days, Bro. 
Fisher sixteen days, Elder R. Newton four days 



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We have not as encouraging a report as we have presented to this body 
heretofore, yet we should not cease to Labor in this cause, for there are 
many destitute sections on our borders. • 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M BEASLEY, Ch'm'n Ex. Board. 



MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE BOARD FROM OCTOBER, 1877, TO OCTOBER, 1878. 



CHURCHES. 


MEMBERS. 


CHURCHES. 


MEMBERS. 


Cape Fear, '— 


J. F. Byrne. 


White Lake,*— 


G. W. Thomas. 


Cedar Creek, 


Alex. Thagc-ard. 


Bladen Union,r— 


D. Register. 


]Vta£m)lia,-^ 


W. A. Melvin. 


Green Spring,-- 


M. Cashwell. 


Lebannon, < — - 


W. A. Guv. 


Mount Pisgah, 


C. D. Burke. 


Fayetteville, 


W H Tomlinson. 


Pleasant Union, — 


J. Sessoms. 


Rockfish, — 


Jno. Musselwliite. 


Corinth, _ 


D. Carter. 


Beaver Creek, 


M. Strickland, 


Smith's Chapel, -„. 


W. R. Carter. 


Rocky Mount, 


Z. B. Newtou. 


Mount Pleasant, 


J. Home. 


Manchester, 


Z. T. Kivett. 


Cypress Creek, 


A. L. Smith. 


Judson, 


W. H. Melvi),. 


Brier Branch, 


J. H. Tatum. 


Antioclt-j«— 


A. Bain. 


Providence, 


D. W. McGugan. 


Beaverdam, 


S. Vincent. 


Great Marsh, — - 


W. S. Johnson. . 


White Oak, 


D. B. Melvin. 


Saddle Tree, ^^ 


L. Humphrey. 


Shiloh, 


W. H. Butler. 


New Hope, 


H. Wood. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Your committee are glad to learn that there are about fifteen young men 
at Wake Forest College preparing for the ministry, about ten of whom are 
beneficiaries. These young men are striving to prepare themselves to more 
effectually preach the unsearchable riches of Christ. 

The Board of Education is doing all that it can to aid them, and send 
them out as workmen well approved— but the Board can do but little with- 
out the co-operation of the churches. Shall we help them? or, shall we 
say to the Board, Send those young men home? 

Your Committee considers this a subject of great importance, and one 
that demands our immediate attention. 

We recommend that the Association adopt some plan not only to aid 
these brethren, but to open the way for others. We offer the following: 

Resolved, That a collection be taken up now for this object, and that the 
pastors be requested to bring the subject before their churches during the 
year. Respectfully submitted, 

A. B. ALDERMAN, 
I. ROYAL, 

Committee. 



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REPOET ON HOME MISSIONS. 

Nearly nineteen hundred years ago, the blessed Lord said, "Go ye into 
all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." That injunction 
has in part been fulfilled, and yet much remains to be done. Much has 
been done in the cause of Missions within our own bounds, and yet many 
are languishing for the 'Word of Life." We, as an Association, should 
continue to cultivate the spirit of Missions, as exemplified in the word of 
the great head of the clxurch— in the Apostles and enlightened christians of 
all ages— by earnest prayer, by cordial sympathy, and by voluntary contri- 
butions to the full extent of our ability. 

KespectfuDy submitted, 

C. S. CASH WELL,- 
H. L. HALL, 
. ' Committee. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Your committee on Foreign Missions, upon an investigation of the facts 
as to the apathy existing in the Association in regard to Foreign Missions, 
are profoundly mortified and humiliated before God. We are sure there 
has been a guilty neglect on the part of our churches to contribute and to 
pray for Foreign Missions, and on the part of the ministry to preach on 
the subject and teach the churches tlieir duty. At our last Association we 
deliberately adopted a report in which we virtually resolved that our min- 
isters should msist that it is incumbent upon the churches to contribute, 
and then give them frequent opportunities to give of their substance for 
this object. Brethren, how many of our ministers have fulfilled that sol- 
emn resolution which, passed as an act in the service of God, was of the 
nature of a solemn promise to Almighty God ? And how many churches 
have responded to the call of their pastors for funds to support the gospel 
among the heathen? The letters sent up by the churches tell a sad story 
of our guilty failure. Out of thirty-seven churches, excepting the two re- 
cently visited by our Missionary, Dr. Hartwell, only seven churches have 
done anything at all, and the pastors of three of these are ministers from 
other Associations, while two of our ministers serve the other four. Thus, 
only two of our ministering brethren seem to have complied with the reso- 
lution ! And more than three thousand of the membership of this Associa- 
tion have not given one cent to the work of sending the gospel to the 
heathen! Yet we call ourselves Missionary Baptists! "^ Yet we profess to 
love the Lord Jesus, and to have consecrated ourselves wholly to his ser- 
vice. Whither has the spirit of the early churches fled? Has that spirit 
completely left us? Jesus left ^it as his last command to his people, that 
they should christianize the heathen; and it becomes us to either renounce 



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our allegiance to him, or to arouse ourselves to a new diligence in this ser- 
vice. 

The Southern Baptist Convention, with which we are identified, has 
Missionaries in Foreign lands as follows: 

Eev. M. T. Yates, D. D., Mrs. E. M. Yates and Rev. Wong Ping Sau, 
at Shanghai, China, 

Eev. R. H. Graves, M. D., Mrs. J. W. Graves, Miss Lula Whilden and 
two ordained native preachers, at Canton, China. 

Rev. T. P. Crawford, Mrs. M. F. Crawford, Mrs. S. J. Holmes, and a 
native pastor, at Tung Chow, China. 

Rev. Geo. B. Taylor, D. D. , Mrs. G. B. Taylor, Rev. Signor Cordova and 
several ordained natives, at Rome and other cities of Italy. 

Rev. — . David, at Ogboraashan, Africa. 

Rev. — . Col ley, at Lagos, Africa. 

Now in this country, but belonging in China: Rev. E. G. and Mrs. Sim- 
mons, Kossuth, Miss. ; Rev. M. B. and Mrs. Williams, Montgomery, Ala. ; 
Eev. J. B. Hartwell, D. D., and wife, Thomasville, N. C. ; Misses L. & E. 
Moon, Carter's Bridge, Va. 

These brethren and sisters we have sent to foreign lands, and we have 
pledged them that we will extend to them our sympathy and our support. 
Brethren, let us be true to our brethren and sisters who have buried them- 
selves in the darkness of heathen lands. To effect this, your committee 
recommend the adoption of the following resolutions: 

Resolved 1, That this Association recognizes the duty of every christian 
to give systematically for the extension of the gospel among the heathen, 
and that we urge every church in our bounds to appoint a committee of 
earnest brethren and sisters, whose duty it shall be to call upon every 
member of the church and earnestly endeavor to induce each one to give 
at least a small amount regularly to this object. 

MesoU'ed 2, That this Association appoint one member in each church to 
represent her in the matter, and to bring the matter before the next church 
conference, and that the church be requested to report in their letters next 
year the degree of success attained. 

Resolved 8, That we again plead with our ministers to preach and pray 
on the subject, and teach the people fully their duty in this regard. 

Resolved 4, That we will endeavor to extend the circulation of the Foreign 
Mission Journal, published by the Southern Baptist Convention, that our 
people may keep themselved informed as to the operations of our Mis- 
sionaries. D. W. McGUGAN, 

W. H. TOMLINSON, 
Committee. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Your Committee on Ministerial Support beg leave to submit, that while 
we believe that there is a desire on the part of some of our churches to 
give their pastors a better support than they have formerly done, yet we 



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feel that nearly or quite all of our churches are sadly remiss in this impor- 
tant and plainly Bible-eujoined duty. Few, if any, of our ministers are 
receiving what can be regarded as an adequate support, or what the churches 
might reasonably be expected to pay them. Brethren, this should not be 
S0. Pay your pastors more, and enable them to give more time to their call- 
ing. We are as plainly required to give them a necessary support from the 
Means with which God blesses us, as they are to preach for us. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. W. DEVANE, 
F. M. WILLIS, 

Committee. 



REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

The report on this subject last year speaks of there being, for the last 
four years, about one death to every church, and one death to every one 
one hundred members. Our membership has been increasing each suc- 
ceeding year; the deaths among us, however, seem not to increase. For 
the last five years th« number of deaths among us have ranged from thir- 
ty-three to thirty-fire. Thirty-five have died this year. None of our ac- 
tive male or female members have died this year. We have great cause for 
thankfulness to God in this particular. Nearly four thousand members, 
and only about thirty-five deaths the past year. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEA8LEY, 
"F. M, WILLIS. 



REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee beg leave to submit the following: 
We believe intemperance to be one of the greatest evils that we have to 
contend with in the churches, and we think that the Bible teaches us to 
abstain from the use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage, for we are requir- 
ed to abstain from every appearance of evil. And again, we are to " let 
our light so shine before men, that they, seeing our good works, may glo- 
rify our Father in Heaven." And brethren, we ought to deny ourselves of 
all ungodliness and worldly lusts, and live soberly and godly in this world. 
Now, brethren, let us as, christians set an'example before the world, that 
they may be lead to Christ by our good works. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. D. JOHNSON. 
W. S. MELVIN, 

Committee, 



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REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The noble work commenced by the Little Leader system is swelling its 
sway f'Rr beyond the most sanguine expectations of its authors. Remem- 
bering that it originated in the brain of a student, while poring over his 
books within the time-honored walls of Wake Forest College at the dead 
hour of midnight, and started in weakness, we would naturally expect it 
dwindle away and perish. But seeing what it has accomplished we are 
constrained to believe that "a little child shall lead them." One Sunday 
School in our midst raised in one month eight dollars, another sixteen— 
and they were at churches that had formerly given but little or nothing for 
benevolent objects. The Sunday School should be taught to be a Mission- 
ary School. '-Train up a child in the way he should go, and "rrhen he is 
old he will not depart from it." The destiny of a child depends on the 
training and example of its parents or teachers. Feed his lambs carefully. 
Respectfully, J. T. ALDERMAN, 

I. McGHEE, 

Committee. 



MEMBERS OF SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD. 



CHURCHES. 



Cape Fear, . . 
, Cedar Creek, 

Magnolia,. . . 
. Lebannon, . . 

* Fayette ville,. 

• Rockfish,.. . . 
BeaTer-^BSk, 

y Rocky Mount, 
V- Manchester,. . 
y Judson, 

^ Antioch, 

■ Beaverdam, . . 

> Mount Pisgah 

1 Pleasant Unio 



MEMBERS. 



Jas. Marsh. 

F. S. Averitt,'= / 

R. F. Strickland. , 

W. A. Guy. 

\V. H. Tcmlinson . 

J. Musselwhit(j. f 

M. Strickland.. >i 

J. Newton. 

Z. T. Kivett. 

W. H. Melvin 

A. Bain. 

S. Vincent. 

C. D. Burke. 

J. Sessoras. 



CHURCHES. 



Corinth, 

Mount Pleasant,. 
Smith's Chapel, . 
Cypress Creek, . . , 
Brier Branch, , . . 
White Oak, (B.). 

Shiloh, 

White Lake, . . . . . 
Bladen Union,. . . 
Green Spring,. . . , 

Providence, 

Great Marsh, 

Saddle Tree, 

•^jfew Hope 



MEMBERS. 



D. Carter. 
Jno. Home. 
S. Carter. 
A. S. Smith, 
J. H. Tatum. 
D. M. Melvin. 
W. H. Butler. 
G. W. Thomas. 
D. Register. 
M. Cashwell. 
D. W. McGugan, 
W. S. Johnson. 
L. Humphrey. 
H. Wood. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 



We deem it unnecessary to say anything about encouraging our christian 
brethren to take a good religious newspaper. The follower of Christ is, 
we think, entireh" out of his duty to household who does not give them 



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the advantages of this agency for good, and we cannot see how he can dis- 
charge his duty as a follower of Jesus or serve God as he should without 
the religious newspaper. He should labor and pray for the coming of the 
glorious Kingdom of Christ throughout the world, but we believe he can 
do neither as he should do it, without knowing what the God of Heaven 
is doing in the earth, and this he can learn from the religious newspaper 
at.less expen<^e and in a more comprehensible form than from any other 
source. 

We recommend the Biblical Recorder, published at Raleigh, N. C, as a 
faithful exponent of our principles. The Editor, Rev. C. T. Bailey, is an 
independent thinker, and a man of excellent talent and undisputed Chris- 
tianity. We also recommend for our Sunday Schools, Kind Word>i, pub- 
lished at Macon, Ga.; and tiie Foreign Mission Journal published at Rich- 
mond, Va., monthly. From this Journal we have all the news of interest 
from our foreign fields, letters from our Missionaries, &c. No true Mis- 
sionary BajMd can afford to be without it. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. I). BURKE, 
M. McK. SMITH, 

Committee. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



1876 



Oct. 



1876 
Oct. 



Dli. 



To amount received from Finance Committee at 
Mt. Pisgah: 

14 For Foreign Missions, 

For Home Missions, 

For Education, 

For Minute Fund ........ 

For collection on Sabbath, 



14 



en. 

Paid over to Eld. Huf ham for Foreign Missions, 
Paid over to Eld. Huf ham for State Missions, . . 
Paid over toD. W. McGugan for Home Missions 

Paid over to Prof. Mills for Education,. 

Paid for Printing Minutes 

Paid Express charges on same, 

Paid Clerk's salary, . . 

Balance on hand, Oct. 1st, 1877, ... 




I 143 97 



Respectfully submitted, 



Cedar Creek. — 2. 



F. M. WILLIS, Treasurer. 



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KEf'ORT OF TREASURER HOME MISSION BOARD. 



187G-'77. 

Oct'b'r 1 

14 

April 



Dr. 



28 



Julv 28 



Balance in hand - • • • 

Received of Treasurer of Association,. 
White Oak (S) church, • • 

Salem church, 

Sprina; Branch church, .... 

Cape Fear church. 






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Oct. 10 



"5 '^ 5 } Mount Pisgah church, . 

I Baptist Chapel church 

[ Mount Elam church, 

' Salem church, 

Manchester church, 

Bladen Union church, 

Lebannon ehurch, 

Spring Branch church, 

Rocky Mount church, . 

[^Cape Fear church, 

Sabbath Collection at Bladen Union,. . 

Bladen Union church, 

Antioch church, 

C. D. Burke 

Mount Pisgah church, 

Rockfish, per J. G. Fisher, 

Brier Branch church 

Rockfish church, per J. Musselwhite,. 

Great Marsh church, 

Troy Fisher 

J. G. Fisher, 



1876-'77 
October. 



Cr. 



Paid to Eld. W. C. West, 

Paid to Eld. West, at Bladen Union, 

Paid to Elder R. Newton, at Bladen Union, . 

Paid to Elder West, at Association, 

Paid to J. G. Fisher, ■ 

To balance on hand, October 1877, 



9 50 

8 00 

8 00 

15 50 

27 00 
35 85 



13 81 
28 59 



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3 50 
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$ 103 85 



I 103 85 



D. W. McGUGAN, Treas. D. M. Board. 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

Your Committee have examined the Reports of the Finance Committee, 
of the Treasurer of the Association, and of the Treasurer of the Domestic 
Mission Board, and find them correct. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. D. JOHNSON, 
I. McGHEE, 

Committee. 



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Magnolia, 

Fayetteville 

Lebannon, 

Manchester, 

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Beaverdam 

Mount Pisgah 

Bapti.-^t Chapel,. 
Spring Branch.. . , 

Mount Elani 

Salem, 

Mount Pleasant, . 
Long Branch, . . . . , 
Pleasant Union, . . 



SUPERINTENDENTS 



Jas. Marsh 

F. S. Averitt 

B. F. Strickland, . . 
W. H. Tomlin.son, . 
R. J. Harrison,.. . . 

Z T. Kivelt 

E S. Herring, . . . 
M. H. Bullard,.... 

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W. H . McLamb, . . 



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MINUTES 



OP THE 



Twenty-Pirst Animal Session 



OF THE 



Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



White Lake, Bladen Connty, I. C, 



October 17-21, 1878, 



Eld. J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator,. . .... . .Fayetteville, N. C. 

FRANCIS M. WILLIS, Secretary, Fayetteville, K C. 



RALEIGH : 

p^DWARDS, pftOUGHTON ^ pO. , J^RINTEI^S AND ^INDERS. 

February, 1879. 



EsecutiTe Board for 1878-79. 



CHURCHES, 


MEMBERS. 


CHURCHES. 


MEMBERS. 


Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek, 

Lebanon, 

Fayetteville, 

Rockfish, 

IVTancliester 


J. F. Byrne 

D. L. Smith. 
W. A. Guy. 
W. H. Tomlinson. 
J. Musselwhite. 
J. M. Beasley. 


White Oak, 

Shiloh....... 

White Lake, 

Bladen Union, . . 
Green Spring,.... 
Rocky Mount,. . . . 

Providence, 

Great Marsh, 

Saddletree, 

Siiaron 


D. B. Melvin. 
W. H, Butler. 
W. J. Sutton. 
Daniel Register. 
M. Cashwell. 
D R Mints 


Judson, 


J. Home. 

A. Bain. 

M. Hall. 

D. 8. Bullard. 

D. Carter. 

W. R. Carter. 

J. Home. 

M. McK. Smith. 

J. H. Tatum. 


D. W. McGugan. 
W. S. Johnson. 


Antioch 


Mt. Pisgah, 

Beaverdam, 


L. Humphrey. 
W. F. Beard. 


Corinth, 

Smith's Chapel, . . 

Mt. Pleasant, 

Cypress Creek,.... 
Brier Branch, 


Cumberland Un'n, 

Mt. Tabor, 

Cedar Falls, 

Suggs' Grove, 


W. H. McDonald. 
C. D. Nixon. 
T. Taylor. 
P. Melvin. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



White Lake Church, Bladen County, N. C, 
Saturday, October 17, 1878. 

The Cedar Creek Baptist Association met according to 
adjournment at last session. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder W C 
West, from Luke 18th chapter, latter clause of 13th verse: 
"God be merciful to me a sinner." The aervices commenced 
at 11 o'clock. 

After an interval of forty-five minutes, the congregation 
re-assembled, and the Association was called to order by the 
Moderator, Elder J. M. Beaslev, who opened the exercises by 
readmg a portion of the 15th chapter of John, after which 
Bro. John F. Byrne led in prayer. 

The roll of Churches was called, and a quorum beino- 
present, the Association regularly proceeded. "^ 

Appointed Bro. W. J. Sutton and Elder C. S. Cash well 
Reading Clerks ; also, appointed Brethren J. F. Byrne and 
M. McK. Smith a committee on Finance. 

The Church Letters were then called for and read and 
the names of delegates enrolled as follows : 

Cape Fear.~;io\\M F. Byrne, Jas. Thames. 

Cedar Creek.— D^n'\ L. Smith, D. T. Averett. J. R. Thag.Tard 

Lebanon.— E\AgyW. C.^Y est. ^Y. K. Qmj. ' -^ ,• 

Fayetter.ille.—'RQ]^VQSQ:uieA by letter. 

Rockfish. — Represented by letter. ■ 

Rocky Mount— Wider R. Newton. 

Manchester.— 'EAAev J. M. Beasly, R. T. Brooks. 

Judson.-^-'W.¥. Sessoms. 

Antioch -^YL. Williams, W. P. Pope. 

Beaverdam. — T. J. Smith. 

Mount Pisgah~G. D. Burke; W. L.. Hunlan, L. R. Hall. 

Corinth. — S. Carter. 

SmitKa Chapel— \Y. R. Carter, R. Cain, C. Burdeau. 

Mount Pleasant.~W. Peterson, W. B. Owen J G Melvin 

Q/pre.'is Creek.— E. Rich, H. L. Peterson, M. McK. Smith ' 

Brier Branc7i.—J. H. Tatum, E. J. Cain. 

White Oak.—Y>. B. Melvin, O. Register. 

Shiloh.~W. B. Baker. 

White Lake.—Q. W. Thomas, M. Peterson, W. H. Russ 

Bladen Union. — D. Register, P. M. Willis 

Green Spring.-^. S. Cashwell, J. G. Fisher, M. Cashwell. 



4 Minutes of the 

Providence. — D. W. McGugan. 

Great Mar slL—WiAev E. D. Johnson, W. S. Johnson, J. G. FisRer, 

Saddletree. — ^^L. Hiiiuphreyy M. H. Humphrey. 

The churches at Beaver Creek and New Hope having dis"- 
banded, they are, on motion, left off our roll. 

The Churches at Mcignolia and Pleasant Union petition- 
ed for letters of dismission to join the South River Associa- 
tion. On motion, the same are granted, and the Secretary 
ordered to prepare the letters. 

_ The terms of office of the present officers of the Associa- 
tion being terminated, the Association went into an election 
for Moderator for the ensuing term. Appointed Bro. C. D. 
Burke and Elder J. G. Fisher tellers. Elder J. M. Beasley 
was again chosen Moderator. The Association next pro- 
ceeded to elect a Clerk and Treasurer for the ensuing term. 
Appointed Elder W. C. West and Bro. D. T. Averitt tellers, 
F. M. Willis was re-elected Clerk and Treasurer for this 
term. 

An invitation was given to visiting and corresponding 
brethren to take seats with us. Elder F. A. Prevatt, from 
the Cape Fear Association, presented himself, and was cor- 
dially welcomed ; also, Bro. David Sikes of the First Bap- 
tist Church, Wilmington, N. C, came forward and was car- 
dial ly received. 

On motion, the Deacons of White Lake Church are ap- 
pointed to arrange the religious exercises of this session. 
Also, appointed the male members of White Lake Church 
as a Vigilance Committee for the session. 

The Moderator called for Petitionary Letters. The fol- 
lowing_ newly organized churches presented letters asking 
admission to this Association. 

On motion, they are unanimously received, their letters 
read, and the names of their delegates enrolled as follows : 

Sharon. — Zion Horn, A. A. Melvin. 

Cumberland Vnwn.—W. S. Pope, A. Core, H. Caahwell 

Mount Tabor.— n. R. Bell. 

Cedar Falls. — Represented by letter, 

Suggs' Grove. — P. Melvlr.. 

The Moderator appoitited' the lollowjiig subjects and wri- 
ters for this session, viz : 

AssociATiONAL Missions.— Elder C. 8. Cashwell and Bro. 0. D. Burke. 
Foreign Missions.— Elders F. A. Prevatt and E. D. Johnson. 
Ministerial Support.— Brethren D. T. Averitt and W. J. Sutton. 
Sabbath Schools.— Bro. L. Humphrey and Elder W. S. Melvin. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 5 

Ministerial Education. — Brethren J. P. Byrne and F. M. Willis. 
Obituaries. — Brethren D. W. McGugan and AV. S. Johnson. 
Intemperance. — Ehiers Levi Bryan and W. C. West. 

On motion, adjourned to 10 o'clock Friday morning, Oct. 
ISth. Benediction by th« Moderator. 



Friday Moe^ng, October 18th, 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment. 

The Moderator read the 85th Psalm ; hymn, ''Come ye 
that love the Lord;" prayer, Eider C. S. Cashwell leading. 

Churches absent on yesterday presented their letters, 
which were read and the names of the delegates enrolled. 

Proceedings of yesterday read — stood approved. 

Constitution and Rules of Order read. 

Renewed the invitation to visiting and corresponding 
brethren to take seats with us. Prof. L. R. Mills from the 
Central Association presented himself and was cordially 
welcomed among us. 

■ Elder R. Newton made a motion, which was sustained, 
that a committee be appointed to write on '^The elevation of 
the Moral Standard of Piety in our churches." Remarks 
by Bro. J. F. Byrne, Elder R. Newton and the Moderator. 
The motion is carried, and Elder R. Newton and Bro. J. F. 
Byrne are appointed as that committee. 

_ On motion, agreed to locate the next session of the Asso- 
ciation, and, on motion, is 

Remhed, That the next session of this Association be held with the church 
at White Oak, Bladen county, IST. C, commencing on Thursday before the 
-third Sunday in October, 1879. Elder R Newton to preach the Introduc- 
tory Sermon, and Elder E. D. Johnson to preach the Charity Sermon ©a 
Sabbath. 

Elder J. M. Beas!ey, for satisfactory reasons, requested the 
Association to release him from the duty assigned him of 
preaching the Charity Sermon on Sunday of this session. 
On motion he is released from said duty, and Elder R. New- 
ton appointed in his stead. 

Appointed Executive Board for the ensuing year. (See 
second page.) 

Appointed Elders Levi Bryan and J. G. Fisher, Auditing 
Committee. 

The Moderator appointed Elders W. S. Melvin and E. D. 



^ Minutes of the 

Johnson to nominate corresponding messengers to sister 
Associations. 

The Moderator, with Bro. J. F. Byrne, were appointed to 
nominate delegates to the Baptist State Convention. 

On motion, it^is agreed that we correspond, by messen- 
gers, with the AVaccamaw and South River dissociations. 

Extended, again, an invitation to corresponding and vis- 
iting brethren to take seats with us. Bro. Edward White, 
from the Waccamaw Association, came forward, bearing a 
letter from his Association, which was read and the brother 
heartily received, iilso, Bro. Evander Singletary, from the 
Cape Fear Association, was welcomed to a seat. 

Corresponding Messengers from this Association, appoint- 
ed at last session, called on to report. Elder E. D. Johnson 
reported that he had attended the Cape Fear and was cor- 
dially received and very favorably impressed with the work 
in that Association. Elder R. Newton attended the Little 
River Association, was kindly and heartily received, and 
was also well pleased with the progress made in that Asso- 
ciation, Elder Johnson also attended the Waccamaw and 
was cordiallv received. 

Report on Education called for. Bro. J. F. Byrne read 
the report. Remarks by Prof. Mills. The report was adopt- 
ed and ordered to be appended. (See appendix.) 

According to a recommendation in the report just adopt- 
ed, a motion was made that we sustain one of our indigent 
young ministers at Wake Forest College as a beneficiary. 

While the subject was under discussion the Association 
adjourned for forty-five minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

Resumed the discussion on sustaining a beneficiary at 
Wake Forest. Prof. Mills proposes that if the Association 
will raise the funds necessary to sustain one of our young 
ministers at Wake Forest that he (Prof M.j will take another 
of our young ministers at the same time, and allow the As- 
sociation to select both the beneficiaries. After sufficient 
consideration the motion to sustain a beneficiary at the 
College was carried, and Bro. C. S. Cashwell was selected as 
one of the young ministers to go, and the selection of the 
other was left to the Executive Board at its next meeting. 
The requisite amount ($116) for sustaining a beneficiary 
for one year was raised by subscription. 

Report on Periodicals called for. The report was handed 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 'E 

ill and read by the Clerk. Remarks by Prof. Mills, Bro. 
D. T. Averitt, Elders Levi Bryan, E,. Newton, and Bro. M. 
McK. Smith. Adopted, vj^w v ■ioidjji'>o?;f.A ■■ 

Eeport on Home Missions read by Bro. C. S. Gash well. 
Adopted. 

On motion, adjourned to Saturday morning 10 o'clock. 
Benediction by the Moderator. 



Saturday Morning, October 19th, 1878. 

Association met pursuant to adjournment. 

The Moderator read 71st Psalm ; hymn 732, "My God, 
my everlasting hope ;" prayer, Elder Noah Mercer leading. 

Renewed the invitation to visiting brethren. Elder Mer- 
cer, of the Cape Fear, and Bro. Henry Herring from the 
Eastern Associations, were welcomed to seats. 

Elder Johnson read the following appointments of mes- 
sengers to sister Associations, which were ratified by the 
Association, to-wit : ' 

To THE Cape Fear. — E. D. Johnson, J. M. Johnson, W. S. Johnson, 
M. J. D. Willoughby. 

To THE Sandy Creek. — Elder R Newton, D. Davis. i>nL)I dlW 

To THE Raleigh.— Elder W. C. West. Z. T. Kivett. 

To THE South River. — Elders J. Gr. Fisher, 0. S. Gash well, and Bro. H. 
L. Hall. 

To the Little River.— Elder J, M. Beaslyand Bro. W. H. Tomlinsoa. 

To the Waccamaw.— Elder E. D. Johnson, L. Humphrey. 

Elder J. M. Beasly read the following appointments to 
the Baptist State Convention, which were ratified by the 
Association : 

W. A. Tomlinson, E. D. Johnson, W. S. MeMn,'W. 0. West, R. New- 
ton, J. G. Fisher, C. S. Cashwell, M. McK. Smith, W. J. Sutton, • ■ ^ ■ " 

Report on Ministerial support read. Remarks by Elder 
R. Newton and Bro. D. T. Averitt. Report adopted. 

Report on Sabbath Schools read. Remarks by Bro. David 
Sikes and the Moderator. Report adopted. 

Elder Johnson read report on Foreign Missions. Re- 
marks by Brethren Smith, Johnson, Tatum, Humphrey, 
Newton, Beasley and West, after which cash and pledges 
were taken to the amount of $31.00. After some amend- 
ments the report was adopted, 

Bro. Newton read the report on " The elevation of the 



/ 



8 Minutes of the 

Moral Standard of Piety in our Churches." Remarks by 
Brethren Newton and Byrne. Report adopted. 

The Association here gave way to meeting of the Execu- 
tive Board. 

After the Board adjourned, the Association came to order 
and adjourned for forty-five minutes. 

Afternoon Session. 

Resumed business. 

Report on Obituaries deferred for the present. 

Renewed the invitation to visiting brethren. Elder R. 
M. Sessoms, from the Cape Fear Association, was welcomed 
to a seat. 

Report of Finance Committee read and received. 

Treasurer of Association reported. Report received. 

Chairman of the Executive Board reported. Report re- 
ceived. 

Agreed to allow the Clerk $15 for his services. 

On motion, it is ordered that the Constitution and Rules 
of Order of this Association be printed in this issue of the 
minutes. 

Agreed to have as many copies of the minutes printed as 
the funds in hand will justify. 

On motion, it is agreed to leave the selection of our other 
beneficiary, under Prof. Mills' proposition, to the Executive 
Board at its next session. 

On motion, it is 

Resolved, That the heartiest thanks of this body are hereby tendered to 
the brethren, sisters and friends, of this community, for the very bountiful 
and pleasant manner in which they have entertained this Association du- 
ring this session. 

Treasurer of Home Mission Board reported. Report re- 
ceived. 

Agreed that the collection on to-morrow be applied to 
State and Foreign Missions. 

Minutes of yesterday and to-day read and ratified. 

On motion, adjourned to time and place of next session. 

Hymn, "Blest be the tie that binds," during the singing 
of which the brethren affectionately take leave of each other, 
and at the conclusion, our venerable and esteemed brother, 
David Sikes, of Wilmington, lead in pra^'-er. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Moderator. 

F. M. Willis, Clerk. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 9 

Sunday, October 20th, 1878. 

A large and orderly congregation assembled at an early 
hour. The Missionary Sermon was preached by Elder R. 
Newton, and at its conclusion a collection was taken up 
amounting to $15.40, to be divided between State and For- 
eign Missions. 



APPENDIX. 



EEPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

The first rc,2:ulai' meeting- was lield with the Church at Cedar Creek, on 
the 29th da}- of December, 1877. The Missionaries reported at that time 
eleven days services rendered, three baptisms and ohc received to baptism. 
Elder W. C. AVesl was requested to visit Cedar Falls once a month, and 
Eider J. 6. Fisher to visit Kocklish church once a month during the nest 
quarter. 

Our next meeting was held with the Church at Cape Fear, on the 30th of 
March, 1S7S. The Missionaries reported ten daj's services rendered, some 
additions at Rockfish h\ letter. Elder West was continued at Cedar Falls 
monthly, and Elder Fisher at Rockfish monthly. Elder West was also 
sent to a point near Morrison's Bridge, on Little River, (since known^as 
Kelly's School House) once a mouth during that quarter. 

Our third meeting was held with the Church at Brier Branch, on the 39th 
of June, 1870. Elder West reported a Church constituted at Cedar Falls, 
and that he had visited the Station at Kelly's School House monthly, serv- 
ing the Board eleven days in all. No other report at that time. Elder 
West was continued at Kelly's School House monthly, till the AssQcialion; 
Elder Fisher at Rockfish till" the Association; Elder W. 8. Melvin was ap- 
pointed to occupy a station between Cape Fear aud Black Rivers till the 
meeting of the Association; Elder T. J. Baker was requested to visit the 
Aims-House in Bladen county once a month till the Association. 

Our last meeting was held at White Lake church during the session of 
the Association, on the 19th Oct., 1878. The reports of the Missionaries 
show that they had rendered thirty-nine days service, received twelve by 
letter, and baptized sixteen at Rockfish. 

The Missionaries have been in the employ of the Board seventy-three 
days during the past Associational year, as follows: Elder West twenty- 
one days, Elder Fisher thirty^-five days. Elder Baker two days, and Elder 
Melvin fifteen daj^s. The reports are more encouraging than last year, and 
we hope that the brethren will come forward "to the help of the Lord 
against the mighty." There is much land 5'et to be possessed. Will we 
do it? The call still is, "Come over and help us." 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEASLEY, Ch'mn Ex. Board. 



REPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

Sabbath Schools have been blessed of God to the conversion of souls. 
They give em])loyment to Christian laborers: outpourings of the Holy 
Spirit'often follow them; and Wisdom says "Train up a child in the way 
lie shauld go and when he is old he will not depart from it." 

Therefore, we recommend our pastors to encourage them, all our mem- 
bers to attend them, and all earnestly to pray God's blessing and guidance, 
aud that teachers pray for those under their charge. 
Respectfulh'' submitted, 

W. S. MELVIN, 
L. HUMPHREY, 

Committee. 



Appendix. 



11 



REPORT OF TREASURER HOME MISSION BOARD, 
From October 1877, to October, 1878. 



1877. 
Oct. 19, 
Dec. 29, 

1878. 
March 30 



Dr. 



To amount on hand, 

To aniount received from RockflshclVurch. ','.'. 

" Cape Fear church',.. 






June 29 



u 
<( 



(1 

11 



It 



f i 

u 



July 14 
Oct. 20, 



1877. 
Dec. 29, 

1878. 
MarchSO 

June 29, 
Oct. 19, 



Rockfish church,. . . 
Mt. Pisgah church,. 
Rocky Mount ch.,. . 
Elder J. G. Fisher, . 

J. F. Byrne, 

Theo. Evans, 

Jas. Thames 

T. W. Devane, 

D. W. McGugan,... 

Eld. J. M. Beasley, . 

^ W. H. Tomlinson,. . 

To amount of Sabbath Collection at Cape Fear 

To amount received from Cape Fear church, 

'' " " Mt. Pisgah church, . 

'• White Oak, 

" D. Tatum,. 

;; " " ElderT. J. Baker,.. 

w.cwes,,:: '.'.±'?.'!.."-.^::r: 

To am't of Sabbath Collection at Brier Branch 
To amount received from Providence church, .' 

Brier Branch 

Bladen Union, . ... 

White Oak church, . 

Lebanon church. . . . 

Elder .J. G. Fisher, . 

Rockfish, pr J. G. F 

Elder W. S. Melvin, 
" " Treas. of Associat'n 

Total amount from all sources, 

Cr. 

By amount paid Elder W. C. West 

" J.G.Fisher,.';:;;;;.;; 






ti. 

(1 



1( 
<c 

11 



W. C. West,... 
J. 6. Fisher,.. 
W. C. West, . . 
J. G. Fisher,.. 
W. S. Melvin, 
T. J. Baker,.. 



Balance on hand,. 



35 83 

2 00 

25 

2^02 

7.5 



00 
90 
00 
00 
25 
00 
00 
50 
00 
00 

2 25 
1 37 

3 00 
25 
50 



1 
1 

1 

7 



80 
27 
00, 
00 
75 



00 

00 

9 50 

2 64 

50 54 



12 00 
10 00 

8 00 
12 00 
21 44 
42 00 
15 00 

2 00 



$ 164 24 



$ 122 44 



$ 41 80 



Respectfully submitted. 
We have examined the above and find it correct. 



D. W. McGUGAN, 
Treas. D. M. Board. 



L. BRYAN. 

E. SINGLETARY, 

Auditing Committee. 



12 Appendix. 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

The report on this subject for last year shows about one death for every 
ninety-two of our membership. The mortuary list does not seem to in- 
crease; but we have to mourn the loss of two excellent members, both 
ministers, viz: Elder Joab Smith and Elder B. F. Jessup. We are sorry 
that your committee are not in possession of any facts and incidents in the 
life of the former ; but vfs cau say he vras a worthy and good man, whose 
labors were acceptable as a servant of the Most High. He was loved and 
respected by all who knew him. 

Elder B. F. Jessup was born Nov. 17th, 1827, near Macon, Ga. In 1850 he 
joined the Antioch Baptist church, Twiggs county, Ga., was soon impress- 
ed with the duty of preaching the Gospel, and he was licensed to preach 
in March, 1852. His opportunities previous to this time, for an education, 
had been very unfavorable, nor were they at the time he received license 
to preach very favorable. But a felt need of an education as a minister 
of the Gospel soon broke down the barriers, and in 1853 he entered Cave 
Spring College, where he remained four yeai's. There he learned never 
forgotten lessons. After spending one year at Cassville College, he taught 
two years in Washington and Isabella Academies. In the Spring of 1862 
he came to North Carolina and did valuable Missionary labor in the eastern 
part of the State. In 1863 he was commissioned by Elder N. B. Cobb, 
then General Superintendent of Army Colporteur in North Carolina. In 
this capacitv he labored earnestly, pointing sinners to the Lamb of God, 
and comforting those bodily distressed in the hospitals. Before his death 
he spoke to a friend of the pleasure it afforded him to baptize the soldiers 
in the waters of the Atlantic, who were exposed to such dangers of the 
coast. After the close of the war he married Miss L. B. Jessup, a very 
amiable and intelligent lady. He accepted the pastorate of churches in 
Cumberland and Bladen counties, to which he preached faithfully and ac- 
ceptably until 1875, when he became confined w-ith liver complaint, and 
finally catarrh and Neuralgia. He was never able to minister to his people 
only at short intervals, until his soul winged its way to the mansions of 
glory, June the 9th, 1878, leaving a bosom companion and one little daugh- 
ter to mourn their irreparable loss; but with pleasure they can say, "He 
was an affectionate husband and father, mild in his disposition, and kind 
to all around him." 

Thus we are called to mourn the loss of two of our ministers. Their la- 
bors on earth are finished, their race is run, the victory gained. May God 
enable us all to greatly profit by their exemplary lives, for the.-y were truly 
sood men. "Respectfulh^ submitted, 

^ D. W. McGUGAN, 

W. S. JOHNSON, 

Committee.. 



REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 

"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; whosoever is deceived there- 
by is not wise." Prov. XX: 1. . 

Intemperance is the grievous sin of America. Government legislation, 
temperance pledges, nor the word of God, have been successful in remov- 
ing drinking and drnnkenness from our churches. I Cor., 6 chapter, 10th 
verse, says: "No drunkard shall enter the kingdom of heaven." Church 
discipline should be resorted to in order to check the too common occur- 
rence of so grievous a sin, and redeem the church and her members from 
so foul a reproach. The church and her ministers are the instruments to 
reform the world, and until their influence is exercised and respectability 
in dealers and dram-drinking is lost, there can no check be given to this 
wholesale ruin. Until social order shall discountenance this ruinous habit 



Appendix. 13 

orphans will cry for bread, and we be taxed to support prison-houses,— 
crime, slaughter and ruin will continue to give us trouble. 

The millions that are yearly spent for this ruin would more than aggre- 
gate the entire amount given by all denominations for benevolent obiects, 

LEVI BRYAN, 
W. C. WEST, 

Committee. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Your committee, to whom was assigned the duty of writing on Foreign 
Missions, submit the following : Inasmuch as the subject has been much 
discussed, and as its great importance is fully apparent from these words 
of our Lord, "Go ye into all the world and preach my Gospel to every 
creature," we recommend that this Associate assembly take the necessary 
steps to raise a fund for said purpose. COMMITTEE. 

REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

This is a subject about which we, as the disciples of Jesus laboring for 
ttxe salvation of souls and the glory of God, should be greatly concerned, 
ihough the Saviour said go teach all nations we thick that the destitutions 
ot our own land should claim our attention more in the future than it has 
in the past. How many precious souls even in our country are perishino- 
for the Bread of Life ? Well may Joel say, "Put in the sickle for the har° 
vest IS tuily ripe. Brethren have we not encouragement to labor on for 
this object? We are told in Mark 16th: 20th, that "they went forth and 
preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming them 
with Signs following. " Have not signs followed our labors ? Many souls 
we trust, have been converted and churches built up. Therefore let every 
minister, deacon, clerk, and layman, awake to the work, rememberino- 
brethren that we are not to labor alone, but workers together with God'' 
and we have the promise "Lo, I am with you always." 

C. S. CASHWELL, 
C. D. BURKE, 

Committee. 

REPORT ON PERIOEiICALS. 

Whereas in the Biblical Recorder we have an excellent Baptist family 
paper which is accomplishing great good, and proving itself worthy the 
patronageof North Carolina Baptists; therefore 

Resolved, That pastors of the several churches composing this Associa- 

^W7 w "^;"^'*''i ^ ^'^^ t"^^.^ ^^^y "^ ^^'^^ ^^""1>' to take the Recorder, 
Kind Words, and Foreign Missio7i Journal. 

J. F. BYRNE, Committee. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

T.^ Z?'^l'^.,^^^^'i^^^ following positions as right and capable of defense: 
tr^lli -1^ J, '' "^^* to encourage every kind of Education that is in har- 
mony with the mind of God. 

_ 3d. That it is our duty to encourage the erection of suitable school houses 
in every community. "i^uses 

in teachm- '^ '^ °'^'' ^°"^^^*^ ^""^ "^"^^ *° encourage and reward competency 

4th. That it is necessary to the proper qualifications of students to enter 

our Colleges that _a_ first class Academy should be established within our 

bounds, and that it is also our duty to.foster and encourase said institution. 



14 Appendix. 



5th. We would urge our young ministers to prepare themselves so far as 
they possibly can for the more efficient preaching of the Gospel, and we 
recommend that this Association aid one or more of our indigent young 
ministers at Wake Forest College. 

F. M. WILLIS, 
J. F. BYRNE, 

Committee. 



ESSAY ON THE ELEVATION OF THE MORAL STANDARD OF 
PIETY IN OUR CHURCHES. 

This subject is one that has been engaging the earnest consideration of 
many of our most devoted members. If the present standard of piety is 
what it should be, why do we fall short in the various branches of church 
work, such as ministerial support, sustaining of prayer-meetings, and co- 
operation in Sabbath Schools? Why such apathy in regard to benevolent 
operations and a general neglect of family worship? and why so many 
members in whose piety tliere is little or no confidence? 

Are we backsliding? Will our candlestick be removed ? What is the 
cause ? Is tliere no hope for improvement? A voice as of heaVen answers: 
"Strengthen the things that remain." 

Sm is too prevalent, but, as covetousness is most manifest, read 10th 
Psalm. 

Make the tree good and the fruit will be good. Raise high the standard 
of piety and Christian fruit v/ill, in like manner, approach perfection. 
Therefore let the patience, fortitude, and self-denying devotion of the 
Apostles and Prophets, and chiefly of our Lord, who died that we might 
live, be set before us in heavens own clear light; let the faithful, thougli in 
the minority be encouraged; let all earnestly seek to walk in the Spirit, and 
pray, "Turn us, O Lord; cause thy face to shine and we shall be saved." 

R. NEWTON, Ch'm'n Com. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

Your committee on Ministerial Support submit the following; We 
think that the support of the ministry is as plainly taught in the New Tes- 
tament as any other duty, and yet we find our ministers only partially sup- 
ported, not so much for want of willingness to do duty as for want of sys' 
tematic effort. Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. SUTTON, 
D. T. AVERITT, 
Committee. 



Appendix, 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



15 



Churches. 



Cape Fear, 

Cedar Creek, 

Magnolia, 

Lebanon, 

Fayetteville, 

Rockfish, 

Manchester, 

Judson 

Antioch 

Beaverdam, 

Mount Pisgah 

Pleasant Union, . . . 

Corinth, 

Smith's Chapel 

Mount Pleasant, . . 

Cj'press Creek, .... 

Brier Branch 

White Oak, 

Shiloh, 

White Lake 

Bladen Union, . ... 

Green Spring, 

Providence, 

Great Marsh, 

Saddletree, 

Sharon 

Cumberland Union,. 

Mt. Tabor, ... 

Rocky Mount, 



Suggs' Grove, 



Totals. 



Minute 
Fund. 



10 

50 

50 

00 

00 

70 

00 

50 

00 

40 

00 

94 

95 

00 

00 

50 

00 

50 

15 

25 

50 

50 



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Foreign 
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$ 4 03 



10 00 



3 00 



53 
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2 00 



45 



90 



1 00 

2 00 
2 10 



50 
50 
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1 29 
1 00 



1 51 

1 25 

2 70 



4 92 

5 00 
5 00 

15 

1 00 
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2 00 



■I 55 54 



1 70 
1 00 

4'9i 

24 50 

6 20 

8 70 



1 25 



00 

00 



3 92 



$ 57 02 



3 92 



M. McK. SMITH, 
J. F. BYRNE, 

Finance Committee. 



PLEDGES TO BENEFICIARY FUND. 



Rocky Mount church | 5 

Arthur Core, 5 

F M. Willis 10 

M. McK. Smith, 5 

Brier Branch 10 

Mt. Pisgah, 5 

Sharon 5 

White Oak, 5 

H. Cash-well, 5 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



Manchester, 5 00 



Antioch, 5 

Lebanon , 5 

J. F. Byrne 5 

Shiloh,. ... 5 

Levi Bryan 5 

Green Spring, 

WhiteLake, 

J, M. Beasley, 16 66 



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15 00 
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Total pledged, fl21 00 



16 



Appendix. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ASSOCIATION, 



1877. 

Oct. 1. 

20. 



Dr. 



To amount oa hand, • 

To amount of Minute Fund from Fin. Com 
" Home Missions, " 
" Foreign " " 
" Education, " 
To amount of Collection for Foreign Mis- 
sions on Saturday of Association, 

To amount of Collection for Foreign Mis- 
sions on Sunday of Association, 

To amount of Collection for Education on 
Sunday of Association, 



To amount 
Missions, 
To amount 
To amount 
Board,.. . 
To amount 
To amount 
To amount 
To amount 



Cr. 
paid Dr. Hartwell for Foreign 

paid Prof. Mills for Education 
paid Treasurer Home Mission 



paid for Printing Minutes,. 

paid for Clerli's Salary, 

paid for Express charges, ... 
of balance on hand, 



4 60 


63 30 


39 12 


40 00 


6 00 


25 33 


5 87 


4 87 


71 20 


10 87 



39 12 

40 00 
25 00 

2 00 
90 



I 189 09 



$ 189 09 



F> M. WILLIS, 

Treas. C. C. A. 



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RULES OF ORDER 



OP THE 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 



1. At each assembling for the transaction of business the presiding officer 
(or in his absence the Secretarj^) shall invite the members to tlieir appro- 
priate places, and a chairman pro-tern shall be appointed. Then the meeting 
shall be opened with reading the Scriptures, praise and prayer, either by 
hini or some one on whom he may impose the duty. 

2. The Presiding Officer shall, as fur as in him lies, maintain a strict 
conformity to the constitution and rules of order of the Association, in the 
nature, manner and spirit of the business transacted. He shall appoint 
committees, decide questions of order and give liis views, after others are 
done speakmg. on any point under discussion, 

3 The names of delegates shall be called each day of the session pre- 
vious to proceeding to business, and the minutes of the preceding meeting 
read and approved. 

4. Tlie membei's shall observe that respect towards the officers, and each 
other, which becometh those who reverence God, whose they are and 
whom they serve. When any member is about to speaiv in debate or 
make remarks, he shall rise from his seat and respectfully addre^^s himself 
to the Presiding Officer ; shall confine himself to the question under con- 
sideration, and avoid all personalities. No member shall speak more than 
twice on the same question without leave 

5 When a motion is made without a second it shall not receive attention 
but if seconded, it shall be stated by the Presiding Officer, or if in writing' 
it shall be read by the Secretary, before debate. 

6. After a motion is stated by tlie Presiding Officer, or read by the Sec- 
retary, It shall be deemed to be in the possession of the Association, but 
may be withdrawn at any time, by the mover, previous to discussion.' 

7. When a question is under debate no motion or proposition shall be 
received but to adjourn, to lay on the table, to amend, or to postpone in- 
definitely, which several motions shall have precedence in the order in 
which they are stated. 

8. When a motion has been carried in tlie affirmative or negative, it shall 
be in order for any member who voted in tlie majority to move for 'a recon- 
sideration thereof, during the same session. 

9. When a subject is presented and is promptly opposed by any member 
it shall be admitted to consideration by a vote of the Association" ' 

10. No member shall absent himself from the meeting of the Associa- 
tion unless he has pei'missior. , or be sick, and unable to attend. 

11. All questions, except such as relate to the constitution,' shall be de- 
cided b}' a majority of votes. 

12. These Rules of Order may be altered or amended at any Annual 
Session of the Association, by a vote of a majority of the delegates present 



CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 



Whereas, God's people are commanded to strive together for the faith 
of the Gospel; And whereas, in union there is greater strength and capacity 
for assisting in the promotion of Christ's Kingdom on earth ; we, professed 
followers of Christ, resolve to unite in an associated capacity on the 
following Constitution : 

Article 1. This Association shall be denominated and known as the 
Cedar Creek Baptist Association, of North Carolina. 

Art. 2. This body shall be composed of delegates chosen by the churches 
connected with it, each church being entitled to three delegates, and min- 
isters having charge of churches connected with the Association shall be 
members ex-offlcio. 

Art. 3. In the selection of these delegates, the churches shall pay strict 
regard to the moral and intellectual qualitications of those appointed. 

Art. 4. The delegates thus selected should bear from their respective 
churches, a letter certifying their appointment and communicating infor- 
mation relative to the state of the church and the interest thereof. 

Art. 5. The Association shall select out of their members annually, a 
presiding officer, a Secretary, a Treasurer, who shall be elected by ballot, 
and who shall receive a majority of all the voles cast to elect the same, 
and to continue in office uniil the time for the annual election. 

Art. 6. The object of the Association shall be to promote Christ's 
Kingdom among men, and the way and means to do this shall be selected 
and prosecuted Tn strict conformity to law and testimony. 

Art. 7. This Association shall have a fund, created and sustained by 
voluntary contributions from the churches, which shall be held by the 
Treasurer, and subject to the disposition of the majority present at any 
annual session. 

Art. 8. A faithful record shall be kept of each session, which shall be 
printed and presented to each session. 

Art. 9. It shall be the province of the Association to appoint on Exec- 
utive Committee, to whom may be submitted the consummation of any plan 
adopted ; which committee shall be answerable for their official acts to the 
Association. 

Art. 10. The Association shall not maintain permanent fellowship to- 
ward any of her churches which neglect to institute and preserve proper 
or Gospel order among their members, nor towards any of her churches 
and ministers who treat her constitution with contempt ; but shall sustain 
with all her influence, sach, as promote Gospel principles and order. 

Art. 11. It shall be the province of the Association to invite visiting 
brethren and corresponding brethren to a seat, who shall be entitled to 
speak on any point under discussion, but not to vote. 

Art. 12. The Annual Session of this Association shall be on Thursday 
before the third Lord's day in October, at such places as may be chosen 

Art. 13. By appointment of the Association there shall be an Introduc- 
tory Sermon preached and also a Charity Sermon. 

Art. 14. This Constitution may be amended at any Annual Session by 
a vote of two-thirds of those present. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



■22d ANNUAL, SESSION 



OP THE 



aptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

WHITE OAK, BLADEN COUNTY, N. C, ' 



October 16-19, 1879. 



Elder N.B. COBB, Moderator, FayettevUle.. 

D. W. McGUGAN", Secretary, Dundan-ach. 



RALEIGH : 

EDWARDS, BROUGHTON & CO., PRINTERS AND BINDERS, 

1879. 



EXEOUTIYE BOAEB FOR 1879-'80. 



Chubches and IMembebs. 



Cape Fear— J. F. Byrne. 
Cedar Creek— D. L. Smith. 
Lebanon — John S. Beard. 
Fayette\dlle— Ekler X. B. Cobb. 
Roclvfish — J. Musle white. 
Manchester — E. Brooks. 
Judson — J. Horn. 
Antioch— A. Bain. 
Mt. Tabor— C. D. Nixon. 
Cedar Falls— T. E. Taylor. , 
Eocky Mount— I. T. Kewton. 
Mt. Piso-ah- Eld. J. M. Beasley. 
Cumberland Un.—W.H.McDonald 
Beaver Dam — M. Hall. 
Corinth— D. Carter. 




Mt. Pleasant— J. Home. 
Smith's Chapel— W. E. Carter. 
Cypress Creek— M. McK. Smith. 
Brier Branch— J. H. Tatum. 
Wliite Oak— D. B. MeMn. 
^Vliite Lalve— W. J. Sutton. 
Shiloh— W. H. Butler. 
Bladen Union — T). Kegister, 
Sharon— G. E. Beard. 
Sugg's Crove— P. Melvin. 
Green Spring— M Cashwell. 
Great ]Marsh— W. S. .Johnson. 
Providence— D. W. McGugan. 
Saddletree— L . Humphrey. 



Ordained Ministers and tlieii Post Offices. 



1. JohnM. Beasley, Fayetteville. 

2. C. E. Beard, Fayetteville, N. C 

3. C. S. Cashwell, Eoslin, 

4. J. H. Cobb, Lumber Bridge 

5. 'N. B. Cobb, Fayetteville, 

6. J. B.Downing, Cedar Creek, 

7. J. G. Fisher, Eoslin, 






8. E.vD. Johnson, St. Pauls, 

9, E. Martin, White Oak, 

10. W. S. Melvin, White Oak, 1^. C. 

11. Eeuben Newton, " " 

12. D. N. Newton, " " 

13. A. E. Pittman, Grays Cr'k," 

14. W C. West, Fayetteville, " 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Thursday, October 16th, 1879. 
The l2itroductory Sermon was preached by Eld L Bryan 
I John 3d ch and 16th yerse : '' Hereby perceive we the 
loye ol (:rod, because he laid down his life for • us • and 
we ought to lay down our liyes for the brethren ''' 

_ At the close of which an interval of half an hour was 
given for refreshments. 
T^iT^'? Association was then called to order by Moderator, 

t\{ ^^ ^^T]7\ ^^?. ^^^^^ *^^^ I'^t Psalm. Prayer offered, 
Mder N. B. Cobb leadnig. 

Elder A. R. Pittman was called to the clerkship wo tern 
List of churches was then called, all responding but two 
Appointed Elder L. Bryan and M. McK. Smith readino- 
clerics. . *= 

Fininc^'e"'*^'^ ^" ^' ^''^°'' ^'''^ ^" ^' '^''^''' committee on 
The Church Letters were then called for, and read, and 
the names of delegates enrolled, as follows : 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

Cape FEAE.-Elder A. R. Pittman, Jas. Plummer, J. F. Byrne 
Cedar Creek.-D. L. Smith, J. E Everett, M. H Sewell 
Lebanon.— D L. Beard, W Coleman. 
Fayetteville.— Eld. N. B. Cobb, N". J. McDuffle 
EocKFiSH.— Eepresented by Letter. 
Manchester.— Represented by Letter. 
JUDSON.— J. W. Harris, L. McDonald, J. Home. 
Antioch.— A. Bain, D. Autrey, A. Strickland. 
Cedar Falls.-T. R Taylor, C. D. Gilmore. 
Mt. Tabor — Clias. D. Mxon, W. J. Drauo-hon. 
Rocky Mount.— I. T. Newton, Z. B. Newton 
Mt. Pisgah.— Eld. J. 31. Beasley, J. W. Fisher 
Cumberland Union -A. Core, W. S. Pope, Isaac C. Melvin 
Beaver Dam.-M. H. BuUard, P. M. Bnllard, T. J. Smith 
Sharon.-W. F. Beard, P. F. Melvin, J. C. Beard. 

SAMPSON COUNTY. 
Corinth.— D. Carter. 

Mount Pleasant.-J. D. Tatum, R. C. Roo-ers. 
Smith's Chapel.— L. W. Highsmith, M. Rfch. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Cypress Creek.-T. M. Smith, S. Norris, M. McK. Smith, 



4 Minutes of the 

Bbier Bbanch.— J. H, Tatum, W. T. Jessup, A. Downing-. 
White Oak.— Eld. E. Martin, D. B. Melvin, Jas. Melvin, 
White Lake — R Smith, W. J. Sntton, D. O. Smith 
Shiloh.— D. D. Salmon, W. B. Baker, J. A. Chason. 
Beaden Union.— R. M. Tolar, D. Register, T. Penfield. 
Suggs' Gbove.— R. Suggs, P. Melvin. 

ROBESON COUNTY. 

Gbeen Speing.— Eld. J. G-. Fisher, Eld. C S. Cashwell, J. Iv^. Cash- 
well. ^, _ , 
Gbeat Maesh.— Eld. E D. Johnson, A. Odmn. J. M, Johnson, 
Peovidence.— D. W. McGugan, Willie Graham, 
Saddlbtbee.— M. Humphrey, J. A. McDonald. 

The term of the officers of the Association having expired, 
the Association balloted for the same. Eld. N. B. Cobb was 
elected Moderator, and D. W. McGugan Clerk and Treas- 
urer. 

Association then adjourned until 10 o'clock Friday morn- 
ing. Closed with benediction by the Moderator. 



Friday Morning, October 17t]^. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. 

Moderator read the h3min, " Am I a soldier of the cross; " 
after singing, prayer was offered by Eld. A. R. Pittman. 

Proceedings of yesterday were read and approved. 

Church Letters not present on yesterday were called for, 
read, and the names of delegates enrolled. _ ^ _ 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visitmg 
brethren. Bro. J. B. Downing, of the South River Associa- 
tion, presented himself and was welcomed to a seat. Elder 
H. Hatcher, correspondent and agent of the Biblical Recorder, 
also accepted a seat in the body. 

The Moderator appointed committees to report at this 
session of the Association, as follows : 

On Obdee of Bu^jness.— Elder A. R. Pittman. 
Associational Missions —Eld J M Beasley. 
State Missions.— Eld. E. D. Johnson, J. F. Byrne 
FoBEiGN Missions —Eld. A. R. Pittman, M. H. Bullard. 
Education —David B. Melvin, M. McK. Smith. 
Periodicals.— Eld. J. G. Fisher, C. D. Nixon. 
Sabbath Schools.— Eld. C. S. Cashwell, Eld. L Bryan. 
Ministerial Sxjppoet.— Castine Martin, M Melvin. 
iNTEiiiPEEANCE- Eld. William S. Melvin, R M. Tolar. 
Obituaries — D . W. McGugan, J. A. McDonald. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. ^ 

The committee on Order of Business reported as follows : 

1st Organization. 

2d. Eeception of new churches, cor. messengers and visiting brethren. 

3d. Appointment of committees. 

4th. Reports of Boards. 

5th. Reports of Committees. 

6th. Fix time and place of next session and appoint ministers to preach 
stated sermons. 

7th. Hear reports of coi responding messengers. 

8th. Appoint cozresponding messengers and delegates to Baptist State 
Convention. 

9th. Mscellaneous business. 

The report on Intemperance was presented and read, and 
after remarks b}^ Elds. J. M. Beasley, H. Hatcher, A. E. Pitt- 
man, E. D. Johnson and N. B. Cobb, the report was adopted. 
(See Appendix.) 

The report on Foreign Missions was then read, and, on 
motion was laid on the table until to-morrow^ (Saturda}^) 
morning. 

The report on Church Extension and Missionary labors 
read, and, on motion, laid on the table until this afternoon. 

The report on Sabbath Schools was read, and referred 
back to the committee to be perfected, wdth the understand- 
ing that it be taken up in mass meeting on Sunday morn- 
ing. 

Besohed, That the next session of this body be held with the church 
at Judson, Cumberland county, to meet on Tuesday after the second 
Sabbath m October, ISSO; Elder E. D Johnson to preach the Introduc- 
tory Sermon, Eld. J. B Downing alternate. Elder N. B. Cobb to preach 
the Missionary Sermon on Wednesday of our next session, Elder A R 
Pittman alternate 

Corresponding Messengers M^ere called on to report : Bro. 
J. M. Johnson reports attending the Cape Fear and w^as cor- 
dially received. Elder E. D. Johnson attended the Wacca- 
maw and was cordially received. None of the others at- 
tended. 

The Moderator appointed Elds. J. M. Beasley, E. D. John- 
son and W. S. Melvin, a committee to appoint correspond- 
ing messengers. 

Association then called off for 45 minutes for refresh- 
ments. Benediction by the Moderator. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association called on again. Prayer was offered, Bro. 
D. Register leading. 



6 Minutes op the 

Appointed the Executive Committee for the ensuing year. 
(See page' 2.) 

The report on Education was presented, read, and after 
addresses from Elders A. R. Pittman and H. Hatcher, the 
report was adopted. (See appendix.) 

Appointed Elder Wm. S. Melvin, Elder A. R. Pittman 
and D. W. McGugan a committee recommended in said re- 
port. 

Association then adjourned nntil 10 o'clock Saturday 
morning. Prayer offered by Eld. L. Brj^an. Benediction 
hy^the Moderator. 



Saturday Morning, October 18th. 

The Association met at the appointed hour. Moderator 
reads the hymn "Awake my soul in joyful lays," and after 
singing, reads the 85th Psalm. Prayer was then offered, 
Elder C. S. Cash well leading. 

The names of delegates were called and absentees marked. 

Proceedings of the previous day read and approved. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Elders N. Mercer, F. A. Prevatt, and Bro. G. W. 
Jones, of the Cape Fear Association, presented themselves 
and were welcomed to seats. 

The report of the Executive Board was read and received. 

The report of Associational Missions and Church Exten- 
sion, read on the previous day and laid on the table, was 
taken up and read and adopted. 

Report on State Missions was read, and the Association 
being addressed by Elders H. Hatcher and N. B. Cobb, a 
collection was taken up in behalf of said cause amounting 
to $13.58. The report was adopted. 

On motion, it was agreed that the collection on Sabbath 
be equally divided between Foreign, State and Associational 
Missions. 

The report on Periodicals was then read. The Associa- 
tion was addressed by Elder H. Hatcher, agent for the Bib- 
lical Recorder, and others. Report adopted. 

The committee to appoint Corresponding Messengers re- 
ported the following : 

To THE Cape Fear — Elders A. K. Pittman and E. D Jolmson. 
To THE Kaleig-h — Elder R Newton, D. Kivett 
To the South River — Elder C. S. Cashwell and H L. Hall 
To the Little River — Charles D. Nixon and W. J. Draughon. 



Cedae Creek Baptist Association. 7 

TotheWaccamaw.— Elder E. D. Johnson, W. S. Jolmson and A. 
A, McKasldll. 
To THE Sandy Creek.— Elders W. C West and K. Newton. 

The Association called off 45 minutes for refreshments. 

Afternoon Session. 

Association called to order by the Moderator. Hymn, 
" There is a fountain filled with blood." After the singing, 
prayer was offered, Elder J. B. Downing leading. 

Leave of absence was granted to several brethren. 

The report on Ministerial Support was then read, and af- 
ter various remarks by Brethren C. Martin, R. N. Tolar, D. 
Redster and J. F. Byrne, the report was adopted. 

The report on Foreign Missions, laid on the table on the 
previous day, was then taken up, and after hearing several 
addresses a cash collection was had amounting to $3.00 in 
behalf of said Mission in addition to amounts in hands of 
the Finance Committee. The report was then adopted. 

The following resolution was then adopted : 

Resolved. That the Pastors and Ministers in charge of the churches in 
the Cedar Creek Association request their congi-egations to take a collec- 
tion for that object at least once a year, at some stated time preceding 
the Association. 

The Moderator announced the following writers and sub- 
jects for next Association : 

Foreign Missions —Elder E. D Johnson. 

Sabbath Schools —Elder C S Cashwell. 

Home and Indian Missions —Elder A K Pittman. 

State AND AssociATiONAL Missions.— Elder J. M. Beasley. 

Periodicals. — M. H Bnllard. 

Education — D B. Melviu. 

Church Extension —Elder Wm S. Mehau. 

Intemperance ^-Elder J. B. Downing. 

Ministerial Support. — J. F. Byrne. 

The committee of Finance reported ; report received. 
Treasurer of Associational Missions reported ; report re- 
ceived. 

The following resolution was unanimously passed : 

Besolved^ Tliat the heartiest thanks of this body are hereby tendered to 
the brethren, sisters and friends of this community, for the very bounti- 
ful and pleasant manner in which they have entertained this Association 
during this session. 

The Association then adjourned to meet on to-morrow 
(Sabbath) morning in a Sunday School Mass Meeting. 



8 Minutes of the Cedar Ceeek Baptist Association. 



Sabbath Morning, October 19tli. 

The Association convened in the house at the appointed 
hour, in a Sabbath School Mass Meeting. Song, "Shall we 
gather at the river." Prayer was offered, Elder J. B. Down- 
ing leading. 

_ Statistical report on Sabbath Schools read. The Associa- 
tion and friends were addressed by Elds. H. Hatcher and A. 
R. Pittman, after which the report w^as adopted. 

The congregation immediately repaired to the stand in 
the grove. Hymn, "How vain are all things here below." 
Elder Hatcher reads 10th chapter of Romans. Prayer of- 
fered. Elder E. D. Johnson leading. Elder Hatcher ad- 
dressed the audience. Text, Rom. 10: 17 : " So then faith 
cometh by hearing, and hearing by the w^ord of God," &c. 

After the sermon, Elder N. B. Cobb reads the hymn, "All 
hail the powder of Jesus' name." After singing, Elder N. B. 
Cobb preaches the Charity Sermon from I Tim. 1: 15 : "This 
is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ 
Jesus came into the w^orld to save sinners ; of whom I am 
chief." x4Lt the conclusion a collection amounting to $11.52 
was taken to be devoted to Associational, State and Foreign 
Missions. Closed by singing Doxology. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 

N. B. COBB, Moderator. 

D. W. McGuGAN, Cl&rk 



APPENDIX. 



EEPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOAKD. 

The fii-st meeting was held with the church at Antioch, the 2Sth of 
December, 1878; JSTo reports were received from our ilissiopary at that 
meeting Elder Wm. C. West was requested to visit Averasboro once a 
month the next quarter ; Elder Wm. S Melvin his former station be- 
tween Black and Cape Fear iiivers, and Elder D. Newton to visit Kelly's 
School House, on Little Kiver, once a month the next quarter. 

Our next meeting Avas held -NA'ith the churcli at Beaver Dam on the 
29th of March, 1879. Elder W. S. Melvin reports six days' 'service 
preached 12 sermons, received 2 persons for the ordinance of baptism' 
Elder D Newton reports serving the Board two days only Our third' 
meeting was lield with the church at Kocl^y Mount, on the 28th of June 
1879 Elder W. S. Melvin reports serving the Board six daj^s, preached 
six sermons, baptized two persons. Elder D. Newton reports three 
days' serAdce; the Beaver Creek Station not inviting. Elder W. C. West 
did not visit his Station. Elder W S Melvin was continued at his former 
Stations Elder C. S. Cashwell was appointed to visit Beaver Creek the 
next quarter. 

Our fourth meeting was held Avith tlie church at Green Sprino- on the 
30th of August, 1879. Elder W. S. Melvin reports four days°'service 
Elder C. S Cashwell five days' service Elder W S. Melvin was contin- 
ued in his field until the meeting of the Association. Elder W C West 
was requested to Aisit Beaver Creek once a month until the Association. 

Our last meeting Avas held Avith the Association on the 17th of October' 
at Wliite Oak. Elder W. C. West reports three days' service Elder w', 
_S. Mehan did not attend his Stations the last quarter on account of hold- 
ing protracted meetings among the churches of his charge 

The Missionaries have been in the emiploy of the Board twenty-nine 
days during tlie past Associational year, as folloAvs : Elder W. S Melvin 
sixteen. Elder Ne.Avton five, Elder C. S CasliAvell five. Elder W C West 
three days ' 

The reports are not as encouraging as heretofore, but we hope to be 
able to have a more interesting report at a future day 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chm'n. 



EEPOKT ON SABBATH SGHOOLS. 

There are in the bounds of the Association 24 Sabbath Schools 125 
teachers, 997 scholars, 1,624 volumes in libraries, and Aye churches Avith- 
out Sabbath Schools. The cause, we fear, by some of our brethren, is too 
much neglect. We look upon the Sabbath School as the nursery of t!ie 
church. We are taught that the blessed Jesus, Avhen on earth, took the 
little children in his arms and blessed them. And what can Ave, as liis 
disciples, do for them that vvillg-esult in more good to them and the pros- 
perity of the cause of Christ than to instill into their young minds tlie 



10 Appendix. 

wholesome truths of the last Will and Testament of Him who said : 
" Siifler little children to come mito me." And where can we better 
succeed than in the Sabbath Scliool ! In it the young, middle aged and 
the old may learn. If so, brethren, advocate it, and pray God's blessing 
to attend our eiforts. Committee. 

XoTE — The original report was referred to the committee and was 
not placed in the hands of the Clerk. This is why it is not published 



EEPOET O^ IXTEMPEExVNGE. 

It has been estimated that the people of ^STorth Carolina pay annually 
about $1,000,000 for education, $268,880 for their religion, and the enor- 
mous sum of 68,500,960 for liquor. All the 200,000 bales of cotton raised 
in the State will not pay the liquor bills of our people by $500,000. 
Added to this the destruction of property, crime and sutiering caused by 
the drinking of liquor and you will see good reason for increased effort 
to stop the manufacture and sale of this destructive article 

Your committee ai'e unanimously of the opinion that it would be greatly 
to the interest of the people of Xorth Carolina to pass a law prohibiting 
entirely the manufactm-e and sale of ardent si)mts within the limits of 
the State. 

W. S. ]MELVIN, 
K. M TOLAR, 
I T. I^EWTOST, 
Committee. 



EEPOET OX FOEEIGISr MiSSIOJv^S. 

Paul .said to the Eomans, (Eom 1: 14.) "I am debtor both to the 
Gi-eeks and to the Barbarians ; both to the wise and to the unwise " 
What did he owe them ? The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ Why 
did lie owe them the gospel? Because it was made '"the power of God ; 
and the wisdom of God in his salvation;" all of grace The Saviour of 
sinners having released him from the prison house of despaii-, by pajang 
all he was due Divine Justice for the violation of an infinitely righteous 
law. Transferred his claims to tlie lieathen and commissioned Paul to 
"go and preach to that benighted people in order to pay liis debt. Are 
we redeemed by grace ? If so, are we not debtors too ? And has our Lord 
and Saviour not commissioned us to go and preach His gospel to every 
creature ? If so, we are debtor to the heathen until the glorious gospel 
of the blessed God is proclaimed to earth's remotest bouncls 

liitfoh-ed (/lerefiire. That every pastor in the bounds of this Association 
be and are hereby requested to preach one or more sermons on Foreign 
Missions duilng the next Associational year to their respective chiu'ches, 
and take up a collection for that special object. 
Eespectfully submitted, 

A. E. PITTMAX, Chan-man. 



ASSOCIATIOXAL MISSIOJ^S AND CHLTICH EXTEXSIOIST. 

The Missionary Board was organized S(^n after the organization of the 
Association, and appointed missionaries and assigned them then- fields of 



Appendix. 11 

labor, and have so continued to the present time. Through their seve- 
ral labors from time to time, eleven clun-clies have been directly and in- 
directly organized. The aggregate of their membership is 578 members. 
Most of these churches have built, without aid from abroad, houses of 
worshi]) ; some of them are among the best and most comfortable in the 
Association Four of tliem have, if we mistake not, evergreen Sabbath 
Schools. Some two or three cliurches, organized bj^ our missionaries, are 
now members of other Associations. About the average cost of these 
several church houses is 638.00, including the work of the several mem- 
bers. EespectfuUy submitted, 

Committee. 



KEPOKT ON PEEIODICALS. 

Your committee are constrained to believe that a more general knowl- 
edge of our work as Baptists would have the tendency to awaken our 
people to a more faithful discharge of their duty ; therefore, for our gen- 
eral information, we recommend the Biblical Record r, Kind /Fords'and 
Foreign Misdon JouriKit. 

Bespectfully submitted, 

J. G-. FISHEE, 

c. D isrixox, 

W. G. DEAUGHAN, 

Committee. 



EEPOET OX EDUCATION. 

This caption is one of vast importance The cultivation of the intel- 
lectual faculties that God has given us to improve for his glorj^, our good 
and the elevation of our race. We labor for the good of the bodj"; to 
sustain the physical part of our children that must soon die. Let us do 
all that we can for the immortal mind ; to develop all the intellectual 
powers that God has imparted to distinguish us frem tiie brute creation. 
And for the better accomplishment of tins desired end, let us endeavor 
to use our best eflbrts to build up schools abroad in our country, and by 
all means unite our efforts to build in our bounds at least one school of 
high order, that we may prepare our children for college, instead of 
sending them abroad for preparation. Such a school can and ouglit to be 
built up in our midst, and in order to further such enterprise, we suggest 
tlie necessity for the appointment of a committee to take into considera- 
tion the propiiety of such school being built up, and if tliought practica- 
ble, at what point it should be located. We also urge the education of 
our young ministers, and that we do all we can to aid them in procm'ing 
a liberal education. 

EespectfuUy submitted, 

D. B. IVIELVIN, Chm'n. 



EEPOET ON STATE MISSIONS 
The chief design of the State Mission Board is to collect funds from the 



12 Appendix. 

eliurches and to expend them in aiding weak churches, and supplying 
destitute places with the preached word. God has greatly blessed this 
work, and many of our strongest churches have grown up as the fruits 
of the labors under this Board. There are at present 18 missionaries 
sustained in part or entirely by this Board, and their labors have been 
signally crowned with success this year. 

At Lincolnton, Elder A- L Stoughhas baptized 31, organized a church 
and thej'- are now building a neat brick house of worship. 

Elder J. H Boothe has organized a strong church at Dallas, in Gaston 
county. Elder J. D. Huf ham is doing a glorious word at Scotland JSTeck 
and in the regions around. Elder K T Vann is succeeding well at Wel- 
don and Enfield, and the Baptist cause is prospering wherever these 
bretlu'en labor. 

There is no interest among us of more importance than that we should 
cultivate our own State and supply it with the gospel of Jesus. Let us 
be liberal in our contributions, for the Board is b'ehind and calls for funds 
that it may pay these noble workers for the labors already performed. 
We would recommend that our own Executive Board make quarterly 
reports to the Secretary of the State Mission Board of all missionary Avork 
done within our bounds, and keep up hereafter a regular correspondence 
with the State Mission Board. 

Eld. E. D. JOHNSOIS', 
Eld. J B. DOWXIKG, 
J. E. BYKNE, 

Committee. 



EEPOKT ON OBITUARIES. 

The report on this subject for the past year shows about one death for 
one hundred and three of our membership ; the mortuary list is on the 
decrease somev/hat. And Avhile we cherish a fond recollection of the de- 
parted ones, we should remember that we too are bound to die. And it 
should admonish us to also be ready ; that it come not unawares, but 
may we be found with om- lamps trimmed and burning for the joiu-ney 
to that bourne from whence no traveller ever retm-ns. 

Committee. 



Appendix. 



13 



REPOKT OF THE TEEASURER OF TIIE ASSOCIATIONAL 

BOARD, 

Fbom October, 1878, to Octobbk, 1879. 



1878 
Oct. 9 
Dec. 29 

1879 
Mch 29 



June 28 



Aug. 30 



Oct. 17 



To amount on hand, 

Received at Antioch,, 

Sabbath collection at Antioch, 

Received at Beaver Dam from chm'ches 
and indivi€luals, viz : 

Rocky Mount, 

D Smith 

M. McK Smith, 

Elder W S Melvin, 

Black River Station, 

Sabbath collection at Beaver Dam, 

Received at Rocky Mount from churches 
and individuals : 

Cape Fear, .^ 

Green Spring, 

Mount Pisgah 

Manchester, 

J. A. R. Howard, 

G-eo. l>ewton, 

D. W. McGugan, 

M. Cashwell, 

Elder C. S. Cashwell, 

Elder J. G. Fisher, 

M. Strickland, 

Elder J. M. Beasley, 

Black River Station, through W.S. Melvin 

A Friend, 

Elder D. ISTewton, 

Received from churches and individuals 

at Green Spring. 
From Providence Church, 

" Bladen Union,... 

" W. H. McDonald, 

" Rockv Mount, 

" M. Hall,, 

" D. McJ-Teill, 

" Elder W.S. Melvin, 

" JST. Johnson, 

" Trov Fisher, 

" Elder C. S. Cashwell, 

" Black River Station, through Elder 
W. S. Melvin, 

" Sabbath collection at Green Spring 
Received from churches and friends at 
White Oak Association, through Fi- 
nance Committee : 
From Brier Branch, 

" Lebanon, 

" Elder J. G. Fisher, 

" A. A. McKaskill, 



11 


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25 




25 




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2 


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25 

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76 
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25 
25 
25 
25 
25 
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1 55 

4 29 



5 50 

1 05 

50 

25 



14 



Appendix. 



EEPOKT OF TREASUEEE ASSOCIATIOJfAL -BOAKD— Continued. 



1879 
Oct. 17. 



M'eti 29 
June 29 
Aug. 30 
Oct. 17 



From Sharon church, 

To one-third collection on Sabbath at As- 
sociation, 

Other sources from Finance Committee, 

Total amount from all sources, 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Paid to Elder W. S. Melvin 

" Elder D. N. jSTewton,.' 

" Elder W. S. Melvin, 

" Elder D. ]S^. Newton, 

" Elder W. S. Melvin, 

" Elder C. S, Cashwell,. 

' ' E Ider J. M. Beasley for W. C . West, 



Balance on hand October 17th, 1879, 



2 50 


3 84 


39 47 


9 00 


1 50 


9 00 


4 50 


6 00 


7 50 


4 50 





$ 130 45 



a 42 00 
§ 88 45 



Respectfully submitted, 

D. W. McGUG-AlSr, Treas. Board. 



ApPEJfDIX. 



15 



F. M. WILLIS, In Account with 

Cedar Creek Association for 1878 -'9. 



1878 
Oct. 



Balance Minute Fund on band of lS77-'8, 
Minute Fund received October, 1S7S, 



Total Minute Fund, . 

Plome Mission fund received October, 1878 

Foreign Jlission, Octolier, 1878, 

Received from Elder E. D. Joliuson 

" R. Newton, 

Wm. S. Johnson 

" G. S Gashn-ell, 

" J. H Tatum, 

One-half collection on Sabbath at White 
Lake 



Total for Foreign Missions, 

One-half collection on Babbath at White 

Lake for State Missions, 

For Education, 



Total of all amounts, 

Cu. 
Paid D. W. McGugan, Treasurer^ of the 

AssociatiOnal Board|at White Lake,, . . 
Clerk's salary, 



Leaving a balance of. 

Due as follows: 

For printing minutes, 
" Foreign Missions 
" State Slissions, . . 
" Education, 

Balance over 



$ 4 


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52 


27 


55 


54 


57 


02 


5 


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3 


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5 


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1 


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2 


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7 


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7 


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15 


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1 


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11 62 



204 15 



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$ 133 61 



F. M. WILLIS, Treas.C. C. A. 



16 



Appendix. 



EEPOET OF FRANCE COlVEVnTTEE. 



CHUECHES. 


IVIinbte 
Fund. 


Associa- 

tional 

Missi'ns 


Foreign 
Missi'ns 


Educa- 
tion. 


State 
Mssi'ns. 


Cape Fear, 


S 1 20 
2 00 

2 00 

3 00 
1 20 
1 00 
1 25 
1 00 
1 00 
1 50 

50 
3 00 
1 50 
1 35 


$ 


$ 3 76 
4 00 


S. 




Cedar Creek, 


4 04 






Lebanon 






Faveiteyille, 


2 51 


2 50 


3 50 




Eockfisli, 




Manchester, 


1 50 

2 60 
1 10 








Judson, 


2 00 
50 






Antiocli, 


5 00 




Cedar Falls, 




Mount Tabor, 


1 25 
50 








Rocky Mount, 


5 25 






Moiuit Pisgali 






Cumberland Union, 


1 00 


2 82 
4 55 






Beaver Dam, 






Corinth, 








Moimt Pleasant, 


1 00 
60 

2 40 

2 00 
5 00 

3 00 
3 30 
2 00 

2 25 
25 

1 50 
70 

3 55 
1-50 










Smith's Chapel 










Cypress Creek, 










Brier Branch, 










White Cak 


3 35 

7 00 
1 55 

1 70 

87 


3 00 
8 25 
1 55 
1 75 






White Lake, 






Shiloh, 






Bladen L^nion, 






Sharon, 






Sugg's G-rove 








Green Snrina:, 


2 00 

3 50 


5 40 

3 32 

18 00 

2 35 






Great INIarsh, 






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COLIvECTIOlSrS AT ASSOCIA- 






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Total 


§ 55 ,,70 


S 53 11 


$ 75 84 


$ 8 50 


$ 17 42 









CHAS. D. NIXON, 
J. II. TATUM. 

Finance Committee. 



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D. W. McGUGAN, Seceetaet, ■ . Dundarrach. 



FAYETTEVILLE : 

J. E. GARRETT, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER. 

1880. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR 1880-81. 



Chueches aisT) Members. 



Cape Feae— J. F. Byrue. 
Cedar Creek— D. L. Smith. 
Lebanon— John S. Beard. 
Fatettetille— W. J. Tolar. 
EocKFisH— Jug. Muslewhite. 
Manchester— K. Brooks. 
•Jtjdson — J. Horn. 
Antioch— A. Bain. 
Mt. Tabor— C. D. Nixon. 
Cedab Fails— T. E. Taylor. 
EocKY Mount— D. N. Newton. 
Mt. Pisgah— Elder J. M. Beasley. 
Cumberland Qniox- E. J. Edwards. 
Beater Dam — H. Jones. 
Corinth— D. Carter. 



Churches and Members. 



Mount Pleasant— J. Home. 
Smith's Chapel— W. E. Carter. 
Cypress Creek- M. McK. Smith. 
Brier Branch- J. H. Tatum. 
White Oak— D. B. Melvin. 
White Lake-J. W. Green. 
Shiloh— I. McGhee. 
Sharon— G. F. Melvin. 
Bladen Union — D. Eegifter. 
Sugg's Grove— P. Melvin. 
Green Spring— M. Cashwell. 
Great Marsh— W. S. Johnson. 
Providence —D. W. McGugan. 
Saddletree— W. E. Johnson. 
Jackson Swamp— Elder N. Mercer. 



Ordained Ministers and their Post Offices. 



J. M. Beasley, Fayetteville, N. C. 
C. E. Beard, Favetteville. N. C. 
C. S. Cashwell, Eosliu. N. C. 
J. H. Cobb, Lumber Brides. N. C. 
N. B. Cobb, Fayetteville, N. C. 
J. B. Do wuinc;, "Cedar Creek, N. C. 
J. G. Fi.sher. Eoslin. N. C. 
E. D. Johnson, St. Paul's, N. C. 



E. M-artin, White Oak, N. G. 
L. Brvau, Elizabeth town. N. C. 
W. S. Melvin, White Oak, N. C. 
E. Newton. Favetteville, N. C. 
A. E. Pitman. Gray's Creek. N. C. 
D. N. Newton. Fayetteville, N. C. 
W. C. West, Fayetteville, N. C. 
N. Mercer, Lumberton N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Tuesday, October 12tb, 1880. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder E. D. John- 
son from 2nd Cor., chap. 5th, 14th verse: " For the love of Christ 
constraineth us." At the close of the sermon an interval of half 
an hour was given for refreshments. 

The Association was then called to order by Moderator, Elder \ 

N. B. Cobb, who reads, and the congregation sings the hymn: '^ 

"Am I a Soldier of the Cross?" The Moderator then read the 1st 
Psahn. Prayer was then offered, Elder T. Harrison leading. 

Appointed Elder A. R. Pitman and W. J. Tolar reading clerks. 

Appointed L. Humphrey and Wm. S. Fisher as a Committee on 
Finance. 

The Church Letters were then called for and read, and the 
names of delegates enrolled as follows: 

CDMBEKLAND COUNTY. 

Cape Feak.— Elder A. R. Pitman, J. T. Tolar, N. H. Jonefe. 

Cedae Ceeek.— D. L. Smith, G. R. Thagard, B. M. Smith. 

Lebakon. — T. W. Devane, J. S. Beard, P. D. Beard. 

Antioch. — G. W. Starling, I. Strickland. 

Cedae Falls. —T. E. Taylor, W. C. Parker, J. E. Buie. 

Mt. Taboe.— E. E. Bell, J. Eearidon. 

Manchesi-ee. - E. Howard, Wm. McBuie. 

EocKY Mount.— Elder E. Newton, I. T. Newton, D. N. Newton. 

Fayettetille.— W. J. Tolar, Elder N. B. Cobb, M. Powers. 

EocKFisH. — J. Muslewhite. 

Mt. Pisgah.— Elder J. M. Beasley, W. H. Tomlinson, W. S. Fisher. 

JuDSON.— A. J. BuUard, J. T. Honrine, W. H. Melvin. 

Cumberland Union.— Jas. Marsh, N. Cashwell, E M. Hall. 

Beavee Dam.— D. BuUard, D. S. Bnllard, P. P. Hall. 

Shaeon.— S. Horn, J. B. Melvin. 

SAMPSON COUNTY. 

CoEiNTH. — Not Eepresented. 

Mt. Pleasant. — Eepresented by letter. 

Smith's Chapel.— C. E. Beard, C. Cain, J. Z. Eich. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Ctpeess Ceeek. -AS. Smith, T. M. Smith. 
Bklee Beanch. - J. H. Tatum, B. Downing. 
White Oak.— Elder Wm. S. Melvin, D. B. Melvin, W. F, Melvin,. 



4 Minutes of the 

White Lake.— W. J. Blackwell, J. W. Green, J. W. Russ. 
Shiloh.~I. McGhee, W. H. Butler. 
Bladen Union.— F. Davis, D. liegister, A. H Tolar. 
Sugg's Gbove. — Not Represented. 

ROBESON COUNTY. 

Geeen Speing. — Elder J. G. Fisher, M. Gashwell. 

Geeat Maesh. —Elder E. D. Johnson, M. J. Willoughby, W. S. Johnson. 
Peovidence.— Elder J. H. Cobb, D. W. McGugan, J. W. Cobb. 
Saddleteee. — L. Humphrey, J. A. McDonald, W. R. Johnson. 
Jackson Swamp. —Elder N. Mercer, S. Allen, E. Q. Butler. 

The term of the officers of the Association having expired, the 
xissoeiation proceeded to ballot for the same. Elder E. D. John- 
son was elected Moderator, and D. W. McGugan Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

Extended an invitation to churches wishing tu connect with us. 
The Church at Jackson Swamp, in Robeson County, a newly-con- 
stituted church, was duly received into the Association, and the 
right hand of fellowship extended to the delegates. 

Extended an invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren. 
Elder T. H. Pritchard, D. D., President of Wake Forest College, 
presented himself in behalf of the Board of Education. Elder T. 
Harrison, Agent for the Foreign Mission Board, presented him- 
self. Both were welcomed to seats. Brother J. B. Downing, 
from the South River Association, presented himself as a Messen- 
ger, and was welcomed to a seat. 

Appointed the Pastor and Deacons of Judson Church a com- 
mittee on Preaching Exercises. 

Appointed the male members of Judson Church a Committee 
of Yigilance. 

Committees, appointed at last session on the different subjects, 
were then called on to report. 

The report on Home and Indian Missions was presented and 
read, with addresses from Elder T. H. Pritchard, D. D., and El- 
der A. R. Pitman. The report was adopted. [See Appendix.] 

On motion, it was agreed that Elder T. Harrison preach the 
Missionary sermon on to-morrow (Wednesday) instead of Elder 
N. B. Cobb, the appointee. 

The Association then adjourned until 10 o'clock on Wednesday 



mormng. 



Prayer offered, Elder A. R. Pitman leading. Benediction by 
the Moderator. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 5 

Wednesday Morning, Oct. 13th. 
• The Association convened at the appointed hour. The Moder- 
ator read the 8th Psalm. Prayer was offered, Elder T. H. Pritch- 
ard leading. 

Proceedings of the previous day read and approved. Churches 
not represented on yesterday were called, their letters read, and 
the names of delegates enrolled. The invitation to corresponding 
and visiting brethren was then renewed. 

Appointed Elders J. M. Beasley and W. C. West a committee 
to select writers and subjects for the nest session. 
^ Appointed Elder J. G. Fisher to prepare a report on Sabbath 
Schools, to be presented at this session. 

The report on Foreign Missions was then presented, and after 
addresses by Elders T. H. Pritchard, D. D., and T. Harrison, the 
report was laid on the table until the afternoon. 
^ The Association then adjourned to the stand to hear the Mis- 
sionary Sermon. 

Elder Harrison read the 824th hymn. Prayer, Elder A. E. Pit- 
man leading. Text, Job: 35th chap., latter part of 3rd verse: 
" What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin ?" 

At the close of the sermon a collection was taken up, in behalf 
of Foreign Missions, amounting to $17 60. 

The Association was then called off for half an hour for refresh- 
ments. Benediction by the Moderator. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association was called to order, and the report laid on the 
table in the forenoon was taken up and adopted. 

The Report on Education was presented and read. The Asso- 
ciation was then addressed at some length, by Elder T. H. Pritch- 
ard, D. D. At the close of his address a collection, in pledges and 
cash, was had, amounting to $90 00. 

Besolved, That the next session of this body be held with the Church at Cum- 
berland Union, Cumberland County, to meet on Tuesday after the second 
feabbath m October, 1881. Elder J. B. Downing to preach the Introductory 
bermon;Elder J. G. Fisher, alternate; Elder E. Newton to preach the Mis- 
sionary Sermon on Wednesday; Elder J. M. Beasley, alternate. 

Corresponding Messengers appointed at last session called on to 
report. Elders A. R Pitman and E. D. Johnson attended the 
"Cape Fear," and were cordially received; Elder E. D. Johnson at- 



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tended the "Waccamaw," and was cordially received; Elder J. M. 
Beasley attended the "Little River," and was also cordially received. 

Appointed W. J. Tolar and Elder L. Bryan a committee to 
appoint Corresponding Messengers. 

Appointed Elders A. R. Pitman and R. Newton a committee to 
appoint delegates to the Baptist State Convention. 

The report on Periodicals was then presented and read ; and, 
after addresses by different persons, the report was adopted. 

The Association then adjourned until to-morrow (Thursday) 
morning. • Prayer offered, Brother I. McGhee leading. Benedic- 
tion by the Moderator. 



Thursday Morning, October 14th. 

Association met at the appointed hour. Elder Beasley read the 
8th chapter of Romans; Hymn 615th; prayer was offered, Brother 
I. McGhee leading. 

Names of delegates were called and the absentees marked. 
The minutes of the previous day were read and approved. Invi- 
tation to corresponding and visiting brethren renewed. Brother 
D. T. Averitt, from the South River Association, presented him- 
self and wag welcomed to a seat. The Association then gave way 
to a meeting of the Associational Board. 

The Association was again called to order. Appointed Elders 
J. G. Fisher, R. Newton, and W. C. West a committee to select 
the Associational Board. 

Extended an invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren. 

Elder J. T. Townsend, of the South River Association, presented 
himself, and was welcomed to a seat. 

The Report on Intemperance was then presented and read, and 
after addresses from Brothers Smith and Tomhnson, and Elders 
T. Harrison and A. R. Pitman, the report was adopted. 

The Report of the Associational Board was then read and order- 
ed to be appended. 

The Report on Associational Missions was then read and order- 
ed to be appended. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 7 

The report on State Missions was presented and read; and, af- 
ter addresses from Elders T. Harrison, R. Newton and J. M. Beas- 
ley, the report was adopted and ordered to be appended. 

The Association was then called off for half an hour for refresh, 
ments. Benediction by the Moderator. 

Afternoon Session. 

Association was called to order again. Devotional exercises were 
dispensed with. 

The report on Sabbath Schools was then read, and after sever- 
al addresses the report was adopted. 

The report on School Extension was read and ordered to be ap- 
pended. 

The report on Ministerial Support was read, and after several 
addresses the report was adopted. 

The report on High Schools was then read and ordered to be 
appended. 

The committee to appoint Con-esponding Messengers reported 
the following: 

To THE Waccamaw. —Elder E. D. Johnson and Brother L. Humphrey. 

To THE Cape Feae.— Elders A. K. Pitman and E. D. Johnson. 

To THE South Kivee.— D. BuUard and W. H. Melvin. 

To THE Sandy Creek.— Elders J. M. Beasley and W. C. West. 

To THE Raleigh.— Elder N. B. Cobb, and W. H. Tomlinson. 

To the Little Eivek-C. D. Nixon and W. J. Draughon. 

The Committee on writers and subjects for next session report 
the following: 

Foreign Missions.— Elder A. R. Pitman. 

Sabbath Schools. — Elder L. Bryan, 

Home and Indian Missions. — Elder R. Newton. 

State and Associational Mission.— D. W. McGugan. 

Periodicals.- Elder J. B. Downing 

Education. — D. B. Melvin. 

Church Extension.— Elder W. S. Melvin. 

Intemperance.— M H. Bullard. 

Ministerial SuppoBT.—Elder J. G. Fisher. 

The following were appointed delegates to the Baptist State 
State Convention: C. D. Nixon, D. W. McGugan, W. Draughon, 
Elder E. D. Johnson, Elder J. B. Downing, Elder A.. R. Pitman, 
Elder J. M. Beasley, Elder R. Newton, Elder N. B. Cobb, M. J. 
Willoughby, 1. McGhee, S. J. Cobb, Sr., R. J. McNair. A. S. Smith, 
and T. J. Tolar. 



8 Minutes of the Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 

The Committee to appoint the Associational Board reported, and 

the report was accepted. 

The following resolution was unanimously passed: 

Resolved, That the heartiest thanis of this body are hereby tendered to the 
brethren, sisters and friends of the commnuity for the very bountiful and 
pleasant manner in which they have entertained the Delegates and Visitors 
during the session. 

Ordered, That the Clerk have $15 00 for his services. 

Agreed that the Clerk have as many copies of minutes printed as 
the funds in hand will justify. 

Treasurer then reported to the Association, and the report was 
received. 

Agreed that the Association take steps immediately to satisfy 
the claims of the Board of Education. 

The Association then adjourned until time and place next ap- 
pointed. 

The Association sang the hymn, " Blest be the Tie That 
Binds." Prayer was offered. Elder J. H. Cobb leading. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 

E. D. JOHNSON, Moderator. 
D. W. McGuGAN, Clerk. 



APPENDIX- 



REPORT OP THE ASSOGIITIONAL BOARD. 

The first meeting was held with the Church at Cumberland Union on the 
29th of November, 1879. The Missionaries reported nineteen days' services 
during the first quarter: 

Elder A. R. Pitman, four days. 

W. S. Melvin, ten days. 

Elder W. C. West, three days. 

Elder W. W. Willis, two days. 

The Missionaries were continued in their field of labor, except Elder A. R. 
Pitman, who was discontinued at his own request. 

Our second meeting was held on the 28th of February, 1880, at the Great 
Marsh Church. The Missionaries reported 15 days' labor, as follows : 

Elder W. C. West, three days. 

Elder W. W. Willis, six days at Pates' Station. 

Elder W. S. Melvin, six days at his station between South and Cape 
Fear Rivers. 

The Missionaries were all continued in their former fields of labor for the 
ensuing quarter. 

Our third meeting was held with the Church at Green Spring on May 29th, 
1880. The Missionaries reported nine days' labor, as follows: 

Elder W. S. Melvin, three days at his station. 

Elder W. W. Willis, six days. 

Elder W. C. West presented no report on account of sickness in his family. 

Elders W. S. Melvin and W. W. Willis were continued at their former sta- 
tions. Elder C. S. Cashwell was appointed to visit Beaver Creek once a week 
for the ensuing quarter. 

Our fourth meeting was held with the Church at Mt. Tabor on the 28th of 
August, 1880. The Missionaries reported twelve days' labor, as follows: 

Elder W. W. Willis, six days. 

Elder C. S. Cashwell, six days. 

Elder W. S. Melvin failed to report. 

The Missionaries were all continued at their respective stations until the 
meeting of the Association. 

Our last meeting was held at Judson, on the 14th of October, 1880, with the 
meeting of the Association. The Missionaries reported nineteen days' labor, 
as follows: 

Elder C. S. Cashwell, two days, he having returned to the college to pursue 
his studies. 



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Elder "W. W. "Willis, seventeen . days at Pate's Station; baptised eleven per- 
sons ; received one by experience. No other report. 

And now, dear brethren and sisters, this is certainly encouraging to those 
who have contributed to send the Gospel to those who are destitute of the 
same. Still the cry is sounding in our land: " Come over and help us !" 
Let us not grow weary in well doing. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 



EEPOBT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 
"We believe that the results of the Sabbath School in the past are sufficient 
to prove that it is a great power for good, and therefore demands the atten- 
tion of all good people. "We would advise all our Ministers to make a special 
effort during the ensuing year to arouse the Churches to this great and im- 
portant work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. G. FISHER, Chairman. 



REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 

It has been estimated that the people of North Carolina pay annually about 
$l,000,000for Education; $268,880 for their religion, and the enormous sum 
of S8, 500, 960 for liquor! All the 200,000 bales of cotton raised in the State 
will not pay for the liquor of our people by $500,000. 

Add to this destruction of life, and the crime and suffering caused by the 
use of spirituous liquors, and you will see good reason for increased interest 
to stop the manufacture and sale of the destructive article. "We should be- 
come alarmed and try to multiply our efforts to stop the sale of liquor. 

Committee. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 
Your Committee submit the following: That the Great Commision is : "Go 
ye into all' the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature." 

And, now, our work will not be done until that is accomplished, and it is 

the duty of every Baptist in the whole world to help on the cause until "the 

knowledge of God shall cover the earth, as the waters cover the great deep." 

And now. Brethren, let us go to work in earnest, and may the Lord help us 

in our prayer. 

E. D. JOHNSON, Chairman. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

The first Missionary sent to heathen land demanded of us a stated amount 
by which the transportation across the ocean, and the support of that Mission- 



Appendix. 11 

ary while in foreign lands, could be sustained. Let us observe that this course ' 
was absolutely necessary to sustain the work: to bear the Gospel to a peo- 
ple rejecting the knowledge of the only true and living God, unasked for 
but sent. There was no other plan of opening the way of salvation to such a 
people. Therefore, it was absolutely necessary. Here a question naturally 
arises in our minds as to the contrast— the difference between the Christian and 
the Heathen land. We claim in these United States to be a Christian people, 
acknowledging the Bible to be the " Word of God." 

Both State and National authorities acknowledge this in our Constitutional 
Enactments. ' 

Then, unlike the heathen, we have a declaration everywhere of the only 
living and true God. 

And here another question arises:— Wherefore the necessity, in a Christian 
land, to require or demand a stipulated sum for the work to be per- 
formed ? Is it asking too much ? Are we not commanded to ' ' go and preach 
the Gospel to all nations "—to every creature ? It is true we are told in His 
Word we are to live by the Gospel. Grant it:— we shall all live by the Gospel. 
But where can we find in the Word of God any authority for specified sala- 
ries ? We are therefore persuaded in the premises to come to the- conclusion 
that we have advanced in error; and that the precedent of our predecessors gave 
rise to this state of embarrassment in Ministerial Support; gave rise to a want 
of faith; had a tendency, in other words, to weaken our faith. Look! Be- 
hold ! The man of God going forth, preaching the Gospel in all its power, 
with his whole energy, bent on the salvation of souls. Look ! See with 
what success he is crowned; but in our own field of labor what are we doing? 
Much, it is true, but more might be accomplished, without talking about the 
necessity of going to the plow-handles. What did Christ say to Peter, John, 
and others? "Come and follow me." If He called you, my brother, you 
will follow Him, and there will be no necessity to go to the plow-handles : you ' 
have a field of labor, and in it you will work. 

It might be somewhat justifiable for a tiller of the soil— not having the en- 
e'-gy and will to successfully cultivate the soil— to quit and go at something 
that does not require so much sacrifice. But not so with those called to the 
Ministry to labor for the salvation of souls. 

Brethren, we must take up our cross and follow Christ, or we must reap the 
reward of the sluggard— the indifferent to the call of Christ. 

In conclusion, we are constrained to ftxvor the idea that any organization 
calling itself a branch of the Church of Christ— if truly a christian organiza- 
tion—will pay for their support; in other words, will support their Pastor 
without the necessity of assessments, but with free-will contributions. And 
if the Pastor is a true soldier in the cause of Christ he will not be trammeled: 
he will preach the Gospel— he will live by the Gospel— God ruling in and 
over all. 

Layman. 



12 Apv^'ndix. 

EEPOKT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

Your Committee can make no better report than was made last year, except 
to add some additional work. 

The Missionary Board was organized a few hours after the Association, and 
appointed Missionaries and assigned them fields of labor, and have so contin- 
ued to the present meeting. 

Through their several labors from time to time twelve churches have been 
directly and indirectly organized. The aggregate of their membership is now 
about 700. The most of these churches have built (without aid from abroad) 
houses of worship. (One new house the past year.) Some of them are 
among the best and most comfortable in the Association. Several of them have 
" evergreen " Sabbath Schools. 

Some two or three of these churches, organized by our Missionaries, became 
members of other Associations because of convenience. About the aggregate 
cost of these chiirch hoiTses is $4,000, including the work of the members. 

May the Lord still encourage and bless our work ! 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 



i 



REPOET ON HOME AND INDIAN MISSIONS. 

The Home and Indian Mission Board embraces in its field of operations all 

the Southern States and the hunting-grounds of the wild Indians of the far 

West. 

Included in this vast extent of territory are the various tribes of Indians, who. 
have survived the many cruel wars waged against them by the civilized world, in 
order to possess the fertile lands they owned by right of possession as the 
ab^riginees of this continent. 

Also about 200,000 Chinese Immigrants, from Heathen China, seemingly 
sent of God to us that we might teach them the Way of Life and salvation, to 
whom Eev. J. B. Hartwell, D. D., is now preaching the "Glorious Gospel" 
of the Blessed God. 

As recipients of the means of salvation from the liberality of pious ances; 
tors and self-sacrificing heralds of the Cross, the duty devolves upon m 
to furniHh all these benighted ones the means of grace— the bread of life -th€ 
glad tidings that reveal a Saviour to the perishing. 

This Board has done a great work for God and His glorious cause, by send 
ing out pioneer preachers, occupying and cultivating destitute fields, civil 
izing the wild Indians, and leading thousands from nature's darkness to the 
light of Divine Truth. And had the funds been given to this Board, to be 
used by it in preaching Christ and Him crucified to the poor Indian, that 
have been expended in cruel wars for their extermination, long ago they and 
we would have rejoiced together in view of the glories to be shared by those 
of every nation and every tongue whose garments are made white in the blood 
of the Lamb. 



Appendix. ^^ 

This Board is one of the most efficient instrumentalities that is now m op- 
eration for the accomplishment of the ends that we have in view, as a body 
of Christians at work for the Lord. 

Therefore, let us do all we can to keep this important agent actively at 
work, and develop its full strength in the Lord's Vineyard. "The fields are 
white unto tjie harvegt. Send forth more laborers into the harvest." 

EespectfuUv submitted, 

A. E. PITMAN. 



EEPOKT ON EDUCATION. 

The subject of education is of vast importance in the rise and progress of 
all nations and every people. And yet how little it seems to arrest the atten- 
tion of our people. While we meet time and again, and pass resolution after 
resolution in reference to its inefficiency in fitting man for the highest and 
most responsible duties of this life, there still appears to be a want of co-op- 
eration, a want of support to our institutions of learning within our own im- 
mediate bounds. It has been mentioned as practicable the building up of a 
first-class preparatory school, where our sons and daughters might be better 
qualified to receive the benefits now offered by our Colleges, and thereby re- 
move somewhat the obstacles now blockading the avenue of success. Educa- 
tion and money, as all are obliged to admit, are two of the greatest means 
that we can employ as helps in the furtherance of every duty incumbent on 
man. 

Therefore, in view of all the light as to the efficiency of those means within 
our reach, let us endeavor to co-operate and go forward and receive the ben- 
efits Govl has so bountifully bestowed. 

■ - EespectfuUy submitted, 

D. B. MELVIN, Chairman. 



EEPOET ON ASSOCIATION AL HIGH SCHOOL. 
Your Committee, to whom was referred the subject of the Associational 
High School, would recommend the building up of one or more such schools 
in our bounds, to be located at such place or places where means or material 
aid can be secured to furnish suitable buildings, and a sufficient amount of 
patronage can be secured to support such school and schools. 

We regard the vicinity of Cape Pear Church as a suitable location, provi- 
ded the necessary funds can be raised to complete the buildings. Meanwhile, 
we recommend the White Oak School as worthy of our patronage, until such 
school can be put into operation. 

EespectfuUy submitted, 

Committee. 

EEPOET ON PEEIODICALS. 

Inasmuch as we esteem general Unity of the Church the highest order of 
success, and as we cannot accomplish this thoroughly save through the me- 



IJf Appendix. 

dium of a well-regulated Periodical: We would therefore recommend the Bibli- 
cal Eecorder and Foreign Mission to every Baptist family in the bounds of the 
Cedar Creek Association, and Kind Words for the Sabbath Schools. And we 
further recommend that your body appoint an active member of each Church 
as agents for the above periodicals. 

Kespectfully submitted, 

M. H. BULLAED, Chairman. 



EEPOET OX STATE MISSIONS. 

The State Mission Board has done and is still doing much valuable and perma- 
nent good. 

We think, however, that the work would be more effectual if each District 
Association would organize a Mission Board of its own, and the same efforts 
made by these several boards that is being made by the State Mission Board, in 
our judgment, the work of State Missions would be materially benefitted. 

Let each Board report at the close of the Associational year to the Convention 
the entire mission work of the year. A small capital can be made to yield a 
better per cent, than a large one. These Boards would very naturally feel more 
interested in their own Associational Mission work, ftnd we think the work can be 
reached through these several Boards better than it can through one State 

Board. 

KespectfuUy submitted, 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 



EEPOET ON CHUECH EXTENSION. 
Your Committee on Church Extension know of no new buildings for Divine 
worship being erected in our bounds, though many churches need better houses; 
even the poor heathen would not worship their idol gods in such houses as we of- 
ten meet in to worship the great Jehovah. 

AU our Church buildings should be made neat and comfortable, well-seated,, 
plastered, and furnished with stoves. We owe this much to God, and we should 
lend mutual aid to weak bodies, helping each other thus to build for the Lord 
such houses as will best promote His worship, and honor the cause of Him who 
was rich and became poor that we might be rich. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

W. S. MELYIN, Chaii-man. 



Appendix. 



IS 



TEEAS'UKER'S REPOET. 

D. W. McGUG-AN in Account with 

Cedar Ckeek Baptist Association foe 1879-'80. 



1879. 



Nov. 29 
1880. 
1879. 
Oct. 17th 



Nov. 29 
1880. 
Feb. 
May 29 

Aug. 29 
Oct. 14 



May 30th 
Oct. 18 



1879. 

Nov. 29 



Received from Finance Committee Minute 

Fund at White Oak 

Collections for same on Saturday 

For the same object at Cumberland Union. 
For the same object at Great Marsh Feb. 28. 

On hand for previous year 

Received from Financial Committee for As- 

sociational Mission? 

One-third collection on the Sabbath for the 

same 

Received at Cumberland Union from church 

es and friends 

Great Marsh, from churches and friends, . . 
Received from churches, stations and friends 

at Green Spring 

Received at Mt. Tabor, from churches, sta 
tions and friends, including Sabbath col- 
lections, 
Rec'd at Judson at Association from friends 

churches and Mission stations 

Received from the Financial Committee for 
Foreign Missions, October 17, 1879,. . . . 

One-third of Sabbath collection 

Rec'd from Fayetteville Church through El- 
der N. B. Cobb. $2 50, A. Bain, 40 cents, 
Rec'd one-half Sabbath collection at Green 

Spring 

state missions. 
Rec'd from collection on Saturday at Asso- 
ciation 

One-third Sabbath collection 

One half of the collection at Green Spring 
May 30th, 1880, 



Total amount from all sources, . 



DISBUESEMENTS. 

Paid to Edwards & Broughton for printing 

Minutes of 1878 

To_ the same for 1879 

Paid to Jordan Womble, Treasurer Baptist 

State Convention October 30th, 1879: 
For Foreign Missions 

' State 
Paid to B. F. Montague, Treasurer of Bap 

tist State Convention, June 5, 1880: 
For Foreign Missions ... 

■ State " 

Paid to Missionaries at Cumberland Union 

To Elder A. R. Pitman 

ITo Elder W. S. Melvin . . . 



50 55 


5 25 


8 75 


5 50 


39 80 


39 47 


3 84 


3 20 


17 55 



18 46 


13 


63 


10 


61 


69 
3 


90 

84 


2 


90 


2 


50 



13 58 
3 84 



$ 70 05 



146 56 



79 14 



2 50 




19 92 




$ 


315 67 


40 00 






30 00 


$ 


70 00 


76 24 






17 42 







2 50 
2 50 

6 00 
15 00 



98 66 



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Appendix. 

TREASURER'S REPORT- Coniinwed. 



1879. 
Nov. 29 



1880. 
Feb. 28 



May 29 



Aug. 28 



Oct. 14 



Cumberland "Union— continued.— 

To Elder W. C. West 

.' " "W. W. Willis 

Paid to Missionaries at Great Marsh: 

To Elder W. S. Melvin 

" W. C. West 

W. W. Willis 

Paid to Missionaries at Green Spring: 

To Elder W. S. Melvin 

.4 " W. W. Willis 

Paid to Missionaries at Mount Tabor: 

To Elder C. S. Casbwell 

u " W. W. Willis, -. 

Paid to Missionaries at the Association: 

To Elder W. W. Willis 

'. " C. S. Casliwell • •, , 

Leaving a balance in band, in favor ot tne 

I Associational Board of 

For Postal Orders or Exchange. .... . 

" postage on the manuscript ot the Min- 
utes 

For Epress on Minutes 



4 50 
3 00 


9 00 
4 50 
9 00 


4 50 
9 00 


9 00 
9 00 



25 50 
3 00| 

35 56 

80 
27 
50 



S 28 50 

22 50 

13 50 

18 00 

28 50 
35 56 

1 57 



To the above we append the report of the collections from time to timem 
aid of the Beneficiaries at Wake Forest College: ^^^ ^_ 



Received at Antioch December 28th, 1878, '".'.'..' 15 69 

1 25 
1 00 



Beaver Dam March 29th, 1879, 

" Rocky Mount June 28th, 1879, 

" Green Spring August 30th, 1879, ■ ; • ■ • • 

.. White Oak, October 18th, from the Financial Committee. 

" Cumberland Union November 29th, 1879, ■ 

" Great Marsh February 29th, 1880, • • • ■ 

" Mt. Tabor August 28th, 1880, • ■ ■ • ■■■ 

'■ Judson October 14th, (Manchester :-Sharon Churches,), 
from Financial Committee 

" Churches and Individuals 

" hat collection at Association 




$100 36 




Appendix. 

EEPOET OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



17 



CHUECHES. 


Minute 
Fund. 


Associa- 

tional 

Missi'ns 


Foreign 
Missi'ns 


Educa- 
tion. 


State 
Missi'ns 


Cape Fear, 


$ 1 00 
2 50 

2 00 

3 00 
55 
70 

1 50 

2 30 
1 65 

1 50 
60 

2 00 
2 00 
1 30 


$ 5 71 


$ 

3 55 
2 00 
1 25 


$ 


% 


Cedar Creek, 


1 55 


Lebanon, 




Fayetteville, 




7 00 


Eockflsh, 




Manchester, 


2 50 
2 53 


1 55 

2 54 


25 




Judson 




Antioch, 


1 10 




Cedar Falls, 


"'"i'2i 

20 


3 50 
1 15 

7 75 




Mount Tabor, . .*. 


2 00 
1 00 




Eocky Mount, 


2 00 


Mount Pisgah, 




Cumberland Union, 




5 25 
1 68 




5 00 


Beaver Dam, 




Corinth, 






Mount Pleasant, 


80 

1 85 

2 00 





1 40 

, 2 50 
5 00 

'" s'oo 

3 00 






Smith's Chapel, 












Brier Branch, 


2 00! 5 00 
4 00' 3 00 


1 00 
305 


3 00 


White Lake, 


3 00 

1 50 

2 95 
2 50 


3 00 
5 00 

2 72 
65 




Shiloh, 




Bladen Union, 


5 10 
1 00 












Sugg's Grove, 








2 00 
1 60 

3 05 
1 50 
1 00 


3 66 

4 05 

4 00 

5 65 
1 00, 


3 50 

5 00 

10 66 

9 35 






Great Marsh, 






Providence, 






Saddletree, 






Jackson Swamp, 
















$ 52 35 


$ 49 32' 


$ 79 83 


% 8 40 


$ 18 55 



LOUIS HUMPIIEEY, 
WM. S. FISHEE, 

Finance Committee. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



24TH ANNUAL Session 



OF THE 



CUMBEELAND UNION, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N. 0,, 




Elder E. D. JOHNSON, JIodeeatok, St. Paul's. 

D. W. McGUGAiN, Seceetaex, ' Duudarrach. 



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CUMBERLAND UNION, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N. C. 



, XI , W.J 



October 11-13, I88I. 



Elder E. D. JOHNSON, Modeeatok, ... ^.. St Paul's 

D. W. McGUGAN, Secbetabx, ' ' ' ' ' ' ^ ^ ^ 'jyundavr.ch. 



. FAYETTEVILLE : ..^ 

J. E. GARRETT, BOOK AND JOB POINTER. 

1881. 



ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD FOR 1881-82. 



Churches and Membeks. 



Cape Fear- J. F. Byrne. 

Cedar Creek— F. S. Averitt. 

Lebanon — J. S. Beard. 

Fayetteville — W. J. Tolar. 

RocKFisH — J. M. White. 

Manchester — E. Brooks. 

EocKY Mount— D. N. Newtou. 

JuDSON — Jas. McDonald. 

Antioch— Geo. W. Starling. 

Mt. Tabour— C. D. Nixon. 

Cedar Falls— T. E. Taylor. 

Mt. Pisgah— Elder J. M. Beasley. 

Cumberland Union— El. E. J. Edwards, 

Beaver Dam— P. P. Hall. 

Corinth — D. Carter. 



Churches and Members. 



Mount Pleasant— J. Horn. 
Smith's Chapel— W. K Carter. 
Cypress Creek — M. McK. Smith. 
Brier Branch- -J. H. Tatiim. 
White Oak— D. B. Melvin. 
White Lake — J. M. Bryan. 
Shiloh— I. McGhee. 
Sharon— G. F. Melvin. 
Bladen Union — T. J. Riddle. 
Sugg's Grove— P. Melvin. 
Green Spring— M. Cashwell. 
Providence— D. W. McGugau. 
Saddletree -W. E. Johnson. 
Jackson Swamp- -Elder N. Mercer, 
Mt. Olive— G. F. Allen. 



Ordained Ministers and their Post Offices. 



J. M. Beasley. Fayetteville, N. C. 
T. W. Ebeltoft, Fayetteville, N. C. 
R. Newton, Fayetteville, N. C. 
D. N. Newton, Fayetteville, N. C. 
W. C. West, Fayetteville, N. C. 
J. H. Cobb, Lumber Bridge, N. C. 
C. S. Cashwell, Roslin, N. C. 
C. E. Beard, Lisbon, N. C. 
J. G. Fisher, Eoslin, N. C. 



J. B. Downing, Cedar Creek, N. C. 
E. D. Johnson, St. Paul's, N. C. 
L. Bryan, Elizabethtown, N. C. 
W. S. Melvin, White Oak, N. 0. 
A. E. Pitman, Gray's Creek, N. C. 
W. W. Willis, Lumberton, N. C. 
N. Mercer, Lumberton, N. C. 
D. S. Bullard, Clay Fork, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



TcTESDAY, October 11th, 1881. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder J. G. Fisher 
from John, 3rd chapter and 16th verse: "For God so loved the 
world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believ- 
eth in him should not perish, but have everlasting Hfe." 

At the close of the sermon an interval of half an hour was 
given. 

The Association was then called to order by the Moderator, 
Elder E. D. Johnson, who read the 40th Psalm. The congregation 
sang the 857th hymn of the Baj^tist Psalmody, after which prayer 
was offered. Elder J. M. Beasley leading. 

Appointed Elder J. G. Fisher and Brother M. Sewell as a 
Committee of Finance. 

Appointed Eiders A. R. Pitman and C. S. Cashwell Reading 
Clerks. 

The Church Letters were then called for and read, and the 
names of delegates were enrolled as follows: 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

Cape Feae— Elder A. R. Pitman, A. Marsh, Wm. Butler. 

Cedae Ceeek-A. J. Guy, J. P. West and C. G. Averitt. 

Lebanon— Elder W. C. West, D. B. Coleman. 

Antioch— E. C. Pope. 

JuDsoN-W. H. Melvin, A. A. McCaskiU and J. Sessoms. 

Cedae Falls— Represented by letter. 

Mt. Taboue— Represented by letter. 

Manchestee— R. W. Brooks, J. A. Howard. 

Rocky Mount— D. K. Mints. 

Fayetteville— Elder T. W. Ebeltoft, Theophilus Evans. 

RocKFiSH-J. Muslewhite, M. Strickland, 

Mt. PiSGAH-Elder J. M. Beasley, Wm. S. Fisher, W. L. Nunlev. 

CuMBEELAND Union— N. Cashwell, H. Jones, S. H. Johnson " 

Beavee Dam— D. S. Bullard, P. P. Hall. 

Shaeon— Geo. F. Melvin, F. P, Smith, G. B. Melvin. 

SAMPSON county. 

CoEiNTH — D. Carfer. 

Mt. Pleasant— Not represented. 

Smith's Chapel— Elder C. E. Beard. 



^ Minutes of the 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Cypress Ceeek— A. S. Smith, G. Sutton. 

Bkier Branch— W. T. Jessup, W. H. Downing. 

White Oak— Elder W. S. Melvin, D. B. Melvin. 

White Lake -J. M. Bryau, D. M. Smith, .J. E. MtilforcL 

Shiloh— D. D. Salmon, M. H. Sewell. 

Bladen Union— R. M. Tolar, A. H. Tolar. 

Sugg's Geote — Not represented. 

Mt. Olive— R. Bris«ou. • 

EOBESON COUNTY. 

Geeen Speing— M. Cashwell, James Marsh. J. N. Cashwell. 
Geeat Maesh— Elder E. D. Johnson, S. Willoughby, A. Odum. 
Peotidence— D. W. McGugan, E. S. Ausley. 
Saddletree- Elder W. W. Willis, W. R. Johnson. 
Jackson Swamp— Elder N. Mercer, S. Allen. 

The term of the oificers of the Association having- expired, the 
Association proceeded to ballot for the same. Elder E. D. Johnson 
was re-elected Moderator, and D. W. McGugan Clerk and Treas- 
urer. 

Extended an invitation to churches wishing to connect with 
us. The Church at Mount Olive, in Bladen County, which was 
dismissed by the Cape Fear Association, presented a letter peti- 
tioning admittance, which petition was received and the right hand 
of fellowship extended to the delegates. 

Extended an invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren. 
Elder C. S. Farriss, one of the Editors of the Biblical Recorder, and 
Elder N. R. Pitman, of the Central Association, presented them- 
selves and were welcomed to seats. 

Appointed the Pastor and Deacons of Cumberland Union 
Church a Committee on Preaching Exercises. 

Appointed the male members of Cumberland Union Church 
a Committee of Vigilence. 

Committees appointed at last session on the different subjects 
were then called on to report. 

The report on Intemperance was presented and read, and after 
addresses- from Elders T. W. Ebeltoft, N. R. Pitman, J. M. Beasley 
and C. S. Farriss, and Brother A. A. McCaskill, the report was 

adopted. 

The Association then adjourned until 10 o'clock on Wednesday 
morning. Prayer offered. Elder T. W. Ebeltoft leading. Bene- 
diction by the Moderator. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 5 



Wednesday Morning, October 12th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. 

The opening exercises were conducted by Elder C. S. Cashwell, 
who read the 84th Psahn. The congregation sang the 724th hymn. 
Prayer by Elder E. J. Edwards. 

Proceedings of the previous day were read and approved. 

The Clerk read the Constitution and Rules of Order. 

Churches not represented on previous day were then called, 
their letters read and the names of delegates enrolled. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren. 
Xone responded. 

The following resolution was adopted. 

Besolved, That the nest session of this Association be held with the Church 
at (Treat Marsh Eobeson Conuty. to meet on Tuesday after the second Sabbath 
m October, 1882. Elder D. S. Bullard to preach the Introductory Sermon; 
Elder E. J. Edwards alternate; Elder T. W. Ebeltoft to preach the Missionary 
Sermon on Wednesdaj'. 

The report on State and Associational Missions was then read, 
and, after addresses from Elders C. S. Farriss, T. W. Ebeltoft and 
J. M. Beasley, was adopted. 

A collection was taken up at this time, in behalf of State Mis- 
sions, amounting to $10.00. 

The report on Periodicals was then presented and read, when 
the session was addressed by Elder C. S. Farriss, one of the Editors 
of the Recorder, Elder J. M. Beasley and Elder W. W. Willis. Re- 
port was adoj)ted. [See Appendix.] 

The Association then repaired to the stand in the grove to 
hear the Missionary Sermon by Elder T. W. Ebeltoft, who read 
the 42nd chapter of Isaiah. The congregation sings. Text: John, 
20th chapter and 21st verse, "As my Father hath sent me, even so 
send I you." 

At the close of the sermon a collection was taken up, in behalf 
of Foreign Missions, amounting to $15.00. 

The Association was then called off for half an hour. 



6 Minutes of the 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association was called to order. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren. 
Brother J. B. Downing, of the South River Association, presented 
himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

The Association then gave way to the Associational Board. 

Association called on again. 

Appointed Elder J. M. Beasley, Brother W. S. Fisher and I. 
McGhee a committee to select the Associational Board. 

Appointed Elders A. R. Pitman and E. J. Edwards a commit- 
tee to audit the Treasurer's and Financial Committee's report. 

The report on Education was called for and read. The Asso- 
ciation was addressed by Elders N. R. Pitman, A. R. Pitman and 
others. The report was adopted. 

At the close of the addresses Elder N. R. Pitman was requested 
to wait on the congregation in behalf of the Board of Education. 
The collection amounted to $6.13. 

The committee selected to appoint the Associational Board 
made their report, which was received. 

The report on Foreign Missions was then presented, read, and 
laid on the table until 10 o'clock Thursday morning. 

The invitation to visitors was renewed. Brother R. D. Melvin, 
of the Cape Fear Association, presented himself, with a letter of 
correspondence, and was cordially received and welcomed to a seat. 

The Association then adjourned until 9i o'clock Thursday 
morning. Benediction by Elder J. M. Beasley. 



Thuesday MoENiNG, October 13th, 

The Association met at the appointed hour. 

Half an hour was spent in devotional exercises conducted by 
Elder T. J. Baker, who read the 46th Psalm. The congregation 
sang the 637th hymn, after which prayer was offered by Brother 
Baker. 

Minutes of the previous day read and approved. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 7 

« The invitation to visitors was renewed. Brother E. Herring, 
of the South Eiver Association, presented himself, and was wel- 
comed to a seat. 

The report on Foreign Missions, laid on the table on the day 
previous, was then taken up and re-read, when the session was 
addressed by Elder T. W. Ebeltoft and others, after which the report 
was adopted and ordered to be appended. 

Corresponding Messengers appointed at last session were called 
on to report. 

Elder E. D. Johnson attended the Waccamaw, and was cor- 
dially received; Elders A. K. Pitman and E. D. Johnson attended 
the Cape Fear and were cordially received; none of the others 
attended. 

The following resolution was then passed: 

Resolved, That the Clerk be instructed to prepare a model for an Associa- 
tional Letter which shall include a table wherein shall be indicated both the 
strength of the Chinch and Sunday School and the amounts of money contrib- 
uted by the Cburi'hes for all purposes during the Associational year, and that 
this model letter and table be printed in the Minutes. 

Appointed Elders Beasley and Ebeltoft a committee to select 
subjects and writers for next session. 

Appointed Elder J. G. Fisher and D. W. McGugan to choose 
delegates to the Baptist State Convention. 

Brothers I. McGhee and D. S. Bullard were appointed to se- 
lect Corresponding Messengers. 

The Financial Committee submitted their report, which was 
received. 

The report on Ministerial Support was read, when the session 
was addressed by Elders T. W. Ebeltoft, and J. G. Fisher, and 
Brothers A. S. Smith, R. M. Tolar and others, after which the 
rej)ort was adopted. 

The following persons were appointed delegates to the Baptist 
State Convention, viz: Elders J. M. Beasley, T. W. Ebeltoft, E. D. 
Johnson, W. S. Melvin, J. G. Fisher, W. W. Willis, C. S. Cashwell 
and T. J. Baker, and Brother Theo. Evans. 

The Committee on writers and subjects for next session made 
the following report: 

FoEEiGN Missions— Elder Wm. S. Melvin. 
Home aud Indian Missions— Elder A. E. Pitman. 
State and Associational— Elder T. W. Ebeltoft. 



I 

I 



8. Minutes of the Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 

Peeiodicals — D. B. Melviu. 
Education — D. W. McGugan. 
Intempeeance — Elder J. G. Fisher. 
Sabbath Schools — Theo. Evans. 
Musisteeial Suppoet— Elder D. S. Bullard. 

The Committee to appoint CorrespondiDg Messengers reported 

the following: 

To the Cape Feak— Elders A. E. Pitman and N. Mercer. 
To THE Wacgamaw- Elders E. D. Johnson and W. W. Willis. 
To THE South Eivee— Elders T. J. Baker and C. S. Cashwell. 
To THE Sandy Ceeek— Elders J. M. Beasly and T. W. Ebeltoft. 
To THE Ealeigh— Elder W. C. West and W. H, Toralinsou. 
To THE Little Eivee~G. D. Nisou and Elder C. S. Cashwell. 

The report of the Associational Board was then read and re- 
ceived. [See Appendix.] 

The Treasurer-submitted his report, which was received. J 

It was agreed that the Clerk have as many Minutes printed 
and distributed as the funds in hand wiU justify, the Clerk to have 
$15.00 for his services. 

Minutes of the day were read and approved. 

The following resolution was unanimously passed: 

Besolved, That the heartiest thanks of this body are hereby tendered to the 
brethren, sisters and friends of the community for the very bountiful and pleas- 
ant manner in which they have entertained the delegates and visitors during 
the session. 

The Association sang the hymn, " Blest be the tie that binds." 
Prayer was then offered, Elder Wm. S. Melvin leading, after which 
the Association adjourned until time and place next appointed. 
Benediction by the Moderator. 

E. D. JOHNSON, MoDEEATOK. 
D. W. McGuGAN, Glerh. 



APPENDIX. 



EEPOET OF THE ASSOCIATIONAL BOAKD. 
V^A '^^^/f °f f ^'^^l Mission Board, in its first meeting at Judson, appointed 
Elder W. &. Melvm to visit the former statioDs between Black and Cape Fear 
Elvers, which stations remunerated him for his services without the aid of the 
Board. 

Elder W. W. Willis was requested to visit Gum Flat School House in Rob- 
eson County once a month for the first quarter. Elder W. C. West was request- 
ed to visit Beaver Creek once a month during the first quarter 

0"f «^f «^d "meeting was held with the Church at Lebanon on January 29th, 
1881, at which time the Missionaries reported 18 days' services for the first 
quarter: 

Elder W. C. West twelve days. 

Elder W. W. Willis six days. 

Elder W. C. West reported his station as very discouraging. The meetings 
are held almost in the open air. He declined to be reappointed. 

Elder W. W. Willis was requested to visit his former station monthly 
during the next quarter. 

There was no report from Elder W. S. Melvin or his stations at that time 
His stations having become self-sustaining, they were discontinued by this 
Board. "^ 

Elder C. S. Cashwell was requested to visit Beaver Creek once a month 
during the next quarter. 

Elder W. C. West was appointed to visit Averasboro once a month during 
the next quarter. ® 

Our third meeting was held with the Church at Saddletree on the 28th day 
of May, 1881. •' 

Elder W. W. AVillis reported eight days' services at his station. 

Elder C. S. Cashwell reported that he had not preached at Beaver Creek 
lor want of some place or house in which to worship. The station at Beaver 
Creek was discontinued. 

r -^r^T ""^ ''^'°'* ^"""^ ^^•^"'' ^- ^- ^^^«*- Owing to sickness in his 
family he did not visit bis station. It was discontinued. 

Elder W. W. Willis was continued at his former station. 
Elder E. J. Edwards was requested to visit Corinth Church in Sampson 
1 ounty monthly during the next quarter. 

1 R«1 °";"«^* .''"'""''^ ""^' ^'^^ "^'^^ *^" ^^''''^ ^* ^^^^^ Spring on July 30th, 
±bfii. ihe Missionaries reported fourteen days' labor. 



10 Appendix. 

Elder W. W. Willis reported four days' services at his station. 

Elder E. J. Edwards reported ten days' services at Corinth. Received four 
persons and restored one. 

Elders W. W. Willis and E. J. Edwards were both continued at their for- 
mer stations until the sitting of the Association. 

Our last meeting was held on the 12th of October in connection with the 
Association. 

Elder W. W. Willis reported elever: days' services; baptized five persons 
and received one. Elder C. S. Cashwell assisted him several days in a protrac- 
ted meeting; prospects of doing good. 

Elder E. J. Edwards reported four days' services at his station. 

The whole labors of the Board, for the Associational year, were sixty days. 
Ten persons were baptized and one received by experience. Let us not be dis- 
couraged. 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 



REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 
The evils of intemperance are already universally known, and there need 
be nothing more said as to the great destructive sway of King Alcohol; but to 
provide a remedy demands our wise and serious consideration. After the 
united effort of the Church to curtail its use, what more can be done? To 
make the suggestion your Committee feel at a loss, but to retreat from the con- 
flict is cowardice and degradation. We would therefore exhort you to redouble 
your efforts. Let each Church be a temperate body and each member a tem- 
perate person, and let one universal prayer be offered that God may open up 
the way whereby the dreadful curse may be stayed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Various nations, sitting in spiritual darkness, cry to us for the Lamp of 
Life, for the means of grace,— for the Gospel of Christ. Italy, Ch-na, South 
America, Mexico and Africa— vast nations, all starving for the Bread of Life. 
Many souls in the Islands of the Ocean, too, are perishing for the lack of knowl- 
edge. Should we hold the troth in unrighteousness, or should we obey our 
Lord's command and preach the Gospel to the millions in heathenish darkness ? 
Let every sinner saved by grace feel morally and religiously bound to send or 
carry the means of that saving grace to other lost and perishing souls. 

If any desire statistical information relative to the Foreign Mission Work, 
they can obtain all the facts desired by subscribing for the Foreign 3Iission 
Journal, published in Richmond, Ya., by the Southern Baptist Convention, at 
50 cents per annum for a single copy, or 25 cents in clubs of four. 

A. R. PITMAN, Chairman. 



Appendix. 1 1 

EEPOET ON MINISTERIAL SUPPOET. 

1st. We believe there is abundant testimony in the New Testament to 
prove that the Ministry should be supported by the people to whom they 
preach. 

2nd. We believe there is sufficient means in the possession of the churches 
to support their pastors. 

^ 3rd. We believe the great reason why the Ministry are not better support- 
ed is because the churches have not been properly instructed, trained or im- 
pressed with their duty. 

4th. We believe the Ministry should let the churches know what they 
expect at least once a year. Eemind them of this, and endeavor to impress the 
duty ol giving on every member. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

J. G. FISHEE, Chairman. 



STATE AND ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

The State Mission Board has done and is still doing much valuable and 
permanent good. It has been the means of cultivating many prominent places 
m the State. But much is yet to be accomplished ere the Gospel of the Son 
of God is proclaimed in every town and village in the State. 

Brethren, there is yet much to be done in this Association. The work of 
the Board has been in existence ever since the Association has been formed, 
yet there are some weak churches which need our attention and aid, and there 
are destitute sections where the Gospel is not preached by our Ministers. 

Let us not grow weary in well-doing. We have much to do while it is day. 
For there is no work or device in the grave to which we are all hastening. Let 
us still contribute of our substance to those laudable objects of the Master's 
work, so that when the night of death comes we may be found with our lamps 
trimmed and burning—" when the Son of Man cometh." 

D. W. McGUGAN, for Committee. 

EEPOET ON EDUCATION. 

More and more, year by year, the Baptists of North Carolina are appreci- 
atmg the value and necessity of education among our ministers and laity. In 
this good work Wake Forest College occupies a higher and more useful position 
than ever before. Of the 184 students at Wake Forest last session 26 were min- 
isters of the gospel, and 19 were supported by the Board of Education. 

Your Committee earnestly commend the work of the Board of Education 
to the Cedar Creek Association, and we furthermore beg that this Association 
give the Board all the help in its power. Not only would we urge our young 
ministers to go to Wake Forest College and prepare themselves for more effi- 
cient workers as preachers of the gospel, but we would urge all our young men 
who can to avail themselves of the advantages of the college. 



1^ Appendix. 

We have three Female Colleges: one at Oxford, cue at Thomasville and 
one at Murfreesboro, and we recommend them all to the patronage of parents 
and guardians. 

We recommend that we have an Associational High School. 

Respectfully submitted, 

YOUR COMMITTEE. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee on Periodicals would commend to the brethren the 
Biblical Recorder as the true exponent of Baptist principles and as the organ of 
our denomination in the State. No well-informed Baptist can aftbrd to be 
without it. As the Recorder prospers the denomination is the better upheld 
and its principles better disseminated and defended. We would further more 
recommend that every pastor and brother in the Association would do his 
utmost to increase its circulation in our midst. 

Kind Words.— This paper, under the supervision of the Southern Baptist 
Convention, is a Sabbath School paper better suited to our Sunday Schools 
than any other paper of the kind in our knowledge. Price SI. 00 per year; 

clubs of ten 60 cents per year. 

Foreign Mission Journal— ^yery one should he informed in regard to the 
work and movements of our missionaries. To do this he should subscribe to 
the 3Iission Journal It is published at Richmond, Va., and is under the direct 
supervision of the Foreign Mission Board. Price 50 cents a year; clubs of four 
2-5 cents; clubs of one hundred 15 cents. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. S. FARRISS. 



During the session of the Association the following motion 

was adopted: 

That should any of those appointed to prepare reports for next Association 
be, at that time, absent, it is requested by the Association that they send up 
their report by some suitable hand. 



Appendix. 



lo 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 
D. W. McGUGAN in AccorNT with 

Cedae Cheek Baptist Association fok 1880-'81. 



1880. 
Oct. 14th 



Oct. 14th 



1881. 
Maj' 28th 
Julv 30th 
1880. 
Oct. 14th 



Oct. 14th 

1881. 
May 28th 
1880. 
Oct. 14th 
1881. 
Jan'y 29th 



May 28th 

July 30th 
Oct. 12th 

Oct. 12th 



1880. 
Oct. 14tk 
1881. 
May 28th 

July 30th 
1880. 
Oct. 14th 

Nov. 10th 
May 28, '81 
1880. 
Nov. 10th 



-Minute 



Received from Financial Committee 

Fund 

By balauce on hand 1879. 

Total Minute Fund 

Received from Financial Committee for For- 
eign Missions 

Antioch Church by Elder J. M. Beasiey' 

Collection at Association 

From friends at Rocky Mount. ...... 

From friends at Green Spring ..... 

Total for Foreign Missions ' . 

Received from Financial Committee for State 

Missions 

Total for State Missions . . ....... 

Received from Financial Committee for Board 

of Education 

By collection at Association 

From Fayetteville Church 

Total for Education 

On hand for Associational Missions. ...... 

Received from Financial Committee 

Received from Churches and friends at Leia- 

anon 

Sabbath collection at Lebanon 

Received from Churches and friends at Sad- 
dletree 

Sabbath collection at Saddletree ... '. . . ... 

Received from Churches at Green Spring. " . 

Sabbath collection at Green Spring 

Received from Churches and friends at Asso- 
ciation 

Total for Associational Missions . . .. '. '. '. 



Total amount for all objects. 



DISBURSEMENTS. 



Paid to Elder T. Harrison,. Agent for For- 
eign Missions 



To B. F. Montague, Treasurer Baptist State 
Convention 



To B. F. Montague .'!!!!!.'!! 

Total for Foreign Missions 
Paid to Elder T. H. Pritchard, D. D., Agent 

for Board of Education 
To Prof. C. E. Taylor '.'.' .'. ! ! ! ' ! ! ! ". ^ ." 



Total for Education \\ \\ 

Paid to Committee of Finance at Goidsboro 
Total for State Missious 



52 


35 


1 


00 


79 


83 


3 


05 


17 06| 


4 


80 


10 45 



18 55 



8 40 

16 95 

6 50 



31 56 
49 32 

7 98 
4 00 

13 85 
6 40 
53 

27 



14 

7 



13 45 



% 99 94 

4 80 
10 45 



25 35 
7 00 
6 50 



18 55 



$ 53 35 



115 19 

18 55 

31 85 



148 36 



$ 367 30 



$ 115 19 

31 85 
18 55 



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Appendix. 

TREASUEEE'S EEPOET— Coniinued. 



18«0. 
Dec. 13th 

1881. 
Jan'y 29th 



May 28th 
July 30th 

Oct. 12th 



Paid to J. E. Ganett for printing Minutes 

' ' Clerk for services 

Total Minute Fund 

Paid to Missionaries at Lebaoon : 

To Elder W. C. West 

" " W. W. Willis 

" " " " at Saddletree 

" " " " at Green Spring. . . 

" " E. J. Edwards " 

" " " " at Cumberland Union 

" " W. W. Willis " 

" " C. S. Cashwell, assistant 

Total paid to Missionaries 

Total amount of disbursements 



Oct. 12th 



iln hands of Treasurer for Associational Mis- 
I sions 



18 00 
9 00 

12 00 
6 00 

17 00 
6 00 

13 00 
9 00 



$ 58 36 




53 35 



$ 90 00 



$ 308 94 



We, the Auditing Committee, do hereby certify that we have examined the 
Treasurer's report, and vouchers for the same, and find it correct. 

A. E. PITMAN, 
E. J. EDWARDS. 

Committee. 



Appendix. 

EEPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



1 



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CHUKCHES. 


Minute 
Fund. 


Associa- 
tioual 

Missi'ns. 


Foreign 
Miss'ins. 


Educa- 
tion. 


State 
Missi'ns. 


Cape Fear 


% 1 00 
2 50 
2 00 
1 25 
1 20 

1 50 
50 
60 

2 86 
1 70 
1 50 
1 70 
1 00 
1 15 

50 


% 1 90 


% 10 00 


% 




Cedar Creek 






Lebanon 










Antiocli 


3 75 


3 75 







Cedar Falls 






Mount Tabour 


3 81 

1 95 

50 








Manchester 


1 50 
4 75 


"ioo 
20 00 




Eocky Mount. 

Fayetteville 


""s'oo 


Judson 


88 


87 

75 

2 03 

2 48 

2 52 


Eockfish 






Mount Pisgah 






Cumberland Union 






Beaver Dam 

Corinth 






Mount Pleasant 










Smith's Chapel 


1 50 

2 25 

1 50 

2 50 
4 50 
2 00 
1 50 


""i'35 

'""s'oo 

6 50 
2 50 


2 60 
5 85 
1 25 

3 00 












Brier Branch 

White Lake 


4 00 


"""2'45 


White Oak 


Sharon 


5 00 
4 50 






Sbiloh 






Suog's Grove 






Bladen Ub ion 


2 00 

2 00 
1 70 

3 00 
1 50 
1 00 
1 15 


1 40 

""500 
4 83 
3 00 
1 00 
1 00 


85 
5 00 

5 75 
18 50 

6 60 

" " 2 60 






Green Spring 

Great Marsh 




Providence 






Saddletree 






Jackson Swamp 






Mount Olive 










Total, < 


I 49 06f 


I 42 37 


% 89 55 


I 25 00 


I 7 45 



*The Church at Eocky Mount gave $2 00 to Orphan Asylum and the 
Church at Manchester 25 cents to Sabbath School cause. 



We, the Auditing Committee appointed by your body, do hereby certify 
that we have examined the Financial Committee's report and find the same 
correct. 

A. E. PITMAN, 
E. J. EDWAEDS, 

Committee. 



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FAYETTEVILLE : 

GARRETT & MYROVER, BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS. 

1882 



ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD FOR 1882-'83. 



Chtjkches and Members. 



Cape Fear — J. F. Byrne. 

Cedae Ceeek — F. S. Averitt. 

JuDSON — W. J. McDonald. 

Lebanon — J. S. Beard. 

Antioch — Geo. W. Starling. 

Mt. Taboe — C. D. Nixon. 

Manchestek — R. Brooks. 

EocKT MoTJNT— D. N. Newton. 

Fayetteytlle — W. J. Tolar. 

Cedae Falls — Jas. Vann. 

RocKFisH— J. M. White. 

Mount Pisgah— Elder J. M. Beasley. 

CuMBESLAND Union— El. E. J. Edwards, 

Beaver Dam— M. Hall. 

Corinth — D. Carter. 

Smith's Chapel— W. R. Carter. 



Churches and Members. 



Cypeess Ceeek— M. McK. Smith. 
Beiee Beanch — J. H. Tatum. 
White Lake — E. H. Marshbum. 
White Oak— D. B. Melvin. 
Shiloh — I. McGhee. 
Shaeon — E. W. Melvin. 
Bladen Union — T. J." Eiddle. 
Sugg's Geove — P. Melvin. 
Geeen Speing — M. Cashwell. 
Peovidence — D. W. McGugan. 
Saddleteee — W. E. Johnson. 
Great Maesh — W. S. Johnson. 
Jackson Savamp — Elder N. Mercer. 
Mt. Olive- G. F. Allen. 
Kate's Chapel — J. G. Laton. 



Ordained Ministers and their Post Offices. 



J. M. Beasley, Fayetteville, N. C. 
T. W. Ebeltoft, Fayetteville, N. C. 
D. N. Newton, Fayetteville, N. C. 
W. C. West, Fayetteville, N. C. 
J. H. Cobb, Lumber Bridge, N. C. 
C. S. Cashwell, Eoslin, N. C. 
J. G. Fisher, Eoslin, N. C. 
J. B. Downing, Cedar Creek, N. C. 



A. E. Pitman, Gray's Creek, N. C. 
E. D. Johnson, St. Paul's, N. C. 
L. Bryan, Elizabethtown, N. C. 
Wm. S. Melvin, White Oak, N. C. 
W. W. Willis, Lumberton, N. C. 
N. Mercer, Lumberton, N. C. 
D. S. BuUard, Clay Fork, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Tuesday, October loth, 1882. 

c ■o'^n ^ Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder David 
b Bullard, from Ephesians, 5th chapter and i6th verse- »/ 

Kedeemmg the time, because the days are evil." ^ 

At the close of the sermon an interval of forty-five min- 
utes was given. 

The Association was then called to order by the Mod- 
erator, Elder E. D. Johnson, who read the 3rd chapter of 
2nd Timothy^ The congregation sang the i2Sth hymn of 

\^^ HfK^^ri^'f^''''''^^' ^^^^^ which prayer was offered, Elder 
W. W. Wdlis leading. 

The roll of Churches was then called, a majority beine 
present. The Moderator declared the Association in order 
tor busmess. 

Appointed C. D. Nixon and C. P. McGugan a Com- 
mittee of Fmance. 

Appointed Elders C. S. Cashwell and W. W Willis 
Keadmg Clerks. 

The Church Letters were then called for and read, and 
the names of delegates were enrolled as follows: 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY. 

Cape FEAE-Elder A. E. Pitman, N. H. Jones and H. M. Pate. 
Cedae Ceeek— Wm. S. Hare, F. S. Averitt and D. M. Smith 
JuDsoN— A. J. Bullard, W. H. Melvin* and W. J. McDonald. 
Leeanon-C. T. Guy, J. A. Cain* and J. S. Beard. 
Antioch— H. L. Hall, J. Strickland and A. Bain * 
Mount Taboue-C. D. Nixon, R. Colier* and J. Eearidon. 
MANCHESTEE-June Howard, J. C. Goodman and E. Howard. 
EocKY MouNT-Elder D. N. Newton, Z. B. Newton and I. T. Newton 
Fayetteville-G. S. Philips, J. H. Benton and L. C. Straughn. 
Oedae FALLs-^as. Vann, C. D. Hall and W. M. Buie 
EocKFisH-J. M. ^Vhite, M. Morgan* and M. Strickland. 
Mt. Pisgah— Elder J. M. Beasley,* L. E. Hall and A. J. Pate 
Johnson^'''''^^''' IlNiON-Elder E. J. Edwards, S. H. Johnson and J. M. 

Beavee Dam— Elder D. S. Bullard, P. W. Smith and P P Hall 
bHAEON— S. Horn, D. M. Beard and G. B. Melvin. 



MINUTES OF THE 



SAMPSON COUNTY. 



CoEiNTH — E. A. Carter and J. Simmons*. 

Mt. Pleasant — Eepresented by letter. 

Smith's Chapel — Elder C. E. Beard, D. L. Armstrong and "W. S. Smith. 

BLADEN COUNTY. 

Cypeess Ceeek — J. Cain, M. McK. Smith and Geo. Peterson. 

Beiek Beanch — W. H. Downing, A. Downing and H. W. Cain. 

White Lake — M. Peterson and D. M. Smith. 

Kate's Chapel — J. G. Laton, H. H. Barnhill. 

White Oak — Elder Wm. S. Melvin, J. B. Downing and D. S. Tatum. 

Shlloh— D. D. Salmon, M. H. Sewell and W. J. Everitt. 

Sugg's Geove — P. Melvin, Jas. Edge and S. E. Cain. 

Bladen Union— I. S. WiUis, A. H. Tolar and B. F. Pitman. 

Mt. Olive~N. Allen, J. W. King and G. F. Allen. 

Geeen Speing — Elder J. G. Fisher, Elder C. S. Cashwell and M. Cashwell. 

Geeat Maksh — Elder E. D. Johnson, Wm. S. Johnson and A. J. Watson. 

Peovidence — D. W. McGugan, C. P. McGugan and J. T. Ausley. 

Saddleteee — W. E. Johnson, L. Humphrey and S. B. Eosier. 

Jackson Swamp — Elder N. Mercer, S. Allen and A. H. Mercer. 

*The asterisk (*) after the names of delegates signifies absence. 

The term of the officers of the Association having 
expired, the Association proceeded to ballot for the same. 
Elder E. D. Johnson was re-elected Moderator, and D. W. 
McGugan Clerk and Treasurer. 

An invitation to Churches wishing to connect with this 
Association was then given. The Church at Kate's Chapel, 
Bladen County, a newly constituted Church, presented a 
letter petitioning admittance; which petition was received, 
and the right hand of fellowship extended to the delegates. 

An invitation was then given to corresponding and vis- 
iting brethren. Elder F. Prevatt, from the Cape Fear Asso- 
siciation, presented himself and was welcomed to a seat. 

Appointed the Pastor and Deacons of the Great Marsh 
Church a Committee on Preaching Exercises. 

Appointed the male members of the Great Marsh Church 
a Committee of Vigilance. 

Writers appointed at the last Session on the different 
subjects were then called on for their reports. 

The Report on Home and Indian Missions was then 
presented and read by Elder A. R. Pitman; and after ad- 
dresses from Elders A. R. Pitman and E. J. Edwards, the 
report was adopted. 

A letter was then read from Rev. Joseph Evans and the 
Session of the St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, tendering to 
the Association the use of their house of worship during the 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



5 



sitting of this body. The following resolution was then 
introduced : 

:Resolved, That the thanks of this Association are due and are hereby ten- 
dered to the Pastor (Eev. Joseph Evans) and Session of the St. Paul's Presby- 
terian Church for their kindness in offering to us the use of their house of 
worship during the session pf this Association.- 

The above resolution was unanimously adopted. 
The report on Sabbath Schools was then read and 
adopted. 

The Association then adjourned until lo o'clock Wed- 
nesday morning. 

Prayer was then offered, Elder D. S. Bullard leading 
Benediction by the Moderator. 



Wednesday Morning, Oct. nth. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour, and 
spent half an hour in devotional exercises, conducted bv 
Elder J. G. Fisher. ^ 

Proceedings of the previous day were read and approved. 

Churches not represented on the previous day were then 
called for, the letters read and the names of delegates en- 
rolled. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. ° 

Elder C. S. Farris, from the Central Association, and 
Associate Editor of the Biblical Recorder, presented himself 
and was welcomed to a seat. 

The report on Education was then presented and read 
^^tP\ McGugan, and after addresses were delivered by 
C P. McGugan, Elder C. S. Farris, Elder W. W. Willis and 
Elder J. G. Fisher, the report was adopted. 

The report on Intemperance was then presented and 
read, and after addresses from Messrs. A. R. Pitman Z B 
Newton and Elder E. D. Johnson, the report was adopted. 

The report on Ministerial support was then read, and 
the Association was addressed by Elder W. W. Willis and 
Elder E. D Johnson. The report was adopted. 

Appointed Elders A. R. Pitman and D. S. Bullard a 



6 MINUTES OF THE 

Committee to select writers and subjects for the next Ses- 
sion. 

Appointed Elder C. S. Cashwell and Bro. D. W. Mc- 
Gugan a committee to select delegates to the Baptist State 
Convention. 

Appointed Elder J. G. Fisher and'L. Humphrey a Com- 
mittee to select corresponding messengers to sister Asso- 
ciations. 

The Missionary Sermon was postponed until il o'clock 
to-morrow (Thursday) morning. 

Association was then called off for half an hour. 

Association was called on again, and gave way to the 
Associational Mission Board. 

The Association resumed business after the Associational 
Board closed its session. 

Agreed, that the next session of this Association be 
held with the Church at Beaver Dam, Cumberland County, 
to meet on Tuesday after the second Sabbath in October, 
1883, Elder C. S. Cashwell to preach the Introductory Ser- 
mon on Tuesday at 11 o'clock, A. M., Elder J.G. Fisher 
alternate; Elder E. D. Johnson to preach the Missionary 
Sermon on Wednesday at 11:30 A. M., Elder A. R. Pitman 
alternate. 

The Committee appointed to select writers and subjects 
for next Session made the following report : 

FoKEiGN Missions — Elder J. B. Downing. 
Home and Indian Missions — Elder E. J. Edwards. 
State Missions — Z. B. Newton, Esq. 
Associational Mission — Elder J. G. Fisher. 
Peeiodicals— Elder Wm. S. Melvin. 
Education— Elder W. W. Willis. 
Intemperance — C. P. McGugan. 
Sabbath Schools — W. R. Johnson. 
Ministekial Support — D. W. McGugan. 
Obituaries — Elder E. D. Johnson. 

The Committee appointed to select corresponding mes- 
sengers made the following report : 

To THE Cape Fear— Elders A. R. Pitman and W. W. Willis. 
To the Wackamaw — Elder E. D. Johnson and L. Humphrey. 
To the South River— Elder E. J. Edwards and M. Howard. 
To the Sandy Creek— Elders J. M. Beasley and T. W. Ebeltoft. 
To the Raleigh— Elder W. C. West and W. H. Tomlinson. 
To THE Little River — C. D. Nixon and D. N. Newton. 

The corresponding messengers were called on to report. 
They reported, being cordially received. 

The following persons were appointed delegates to the 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIA TION. 7 

Baptist State Convention : Elders T. W. Ebeltoft, J. M. 
Beasley, Wm. S. Melvin, J. B. Downing, E. J. Edwards, A. 
R. Pitman, E. D. Johnson, J. G. Fisher, C. S. Cashwell, and 
Brothers C. D. Nixon, W. H. Tomlinson, C. P. McGugan, 
Z. B. Newton, Esq., and Theo. Evans. 

A letter of dismission was then voted to the Mt. Pleas- 
ant Church to unite with the South River Association. 

The subject of a general missionary and colporteur 
within the bounds of the Association was discussed at some 
length by Elders A. R. Pitman, E. J. Edwards, C. S. Cash- 
well and others. The motion was lost. 

The Association then adjourned until Thursday morning 
at 10 o'clock. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 



Thursday Morning, October 12th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour, and 
spent half an hour in devotional exercises, conducted by 
Elder J. B. Downing. 

The Association was then called to order by the Mod- 
erator. 

The proceedings of the previous day were read and 
approved. 

The invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren 
was renewed. 

A letter and package of minutes from the Burnt Swamp 
Colored Association was presented, and the letter, asking 
aid from this body in our next meeting, was read. Elders 
E. D. Johnson, W. W. Willis and Brothers L. Humphrey 
and W. S. Johnson were appointed to assist them. 

Brother S. E. Ward, from the Cape Fear Association, 
was introduced and welcomed to a seat. 

The Association then gave way to a meeting of the 
Associational Mission Board. 

The Association was called on again, and then pro- 
ceeded to the stand in the grove to hear the Missionary 
sermon. 

At the close of the sermon a collection, amounting to 
$28.50, was taken up in behalf of Missions. 

The Association was called off for half an hour. 



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8 MINUTES OF THE 

At the expiration of the half hour, the Association was 
called on again. 

Elder W. W. Willis presented the claims of a few Bap- 
tists at the Red Springs, who are endeavoring to build a 
house of worship, and asked for means to aid them. A col- 
lection for their aid was taken up. 

The report on State and Associational Missions was 
then presented and read, and, after remarks from various 
brethren, it was adopted. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read, and after ad- 
dresses from Elder A. R. Pitman, Elder E. D. Johnson and 
others, the report was adopted. 

The report on Periodicals was read by Elder D. N. 
Newton. The session was addressed by Elders D. N. New- 
ton, J. G. Fisher and A. R. Pitman, after which the report 
was adopted. 

The motion lost on yesterday, relating to a general Mis- 
sionary and Colporteur, was reconsidered, and after some 
discussion Elder E. J. Edwards was appointed Missionary 
and Colporteur — his field of operations to be his field of sup- 
port. The Moderator and Clerk were requested to recom- 
mend him to the American Baptist Publication Society. 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted : 

Besolved, That tlie heartiest thanks of this body are hereby tendered to 
the brethren, sisters and friends of the community for the bountiftd and pleas- 
ant manner in which they have entertained the delegates and visitors during 
the session. 

The report of the Associational Mission Board was then 
read and received. 

The Treasurer submitted his report, which was read and 
received. 

Appointed Elders J. M. Beasley and A, R. Pitman an 
Auditing Committee. 

The Clerk was instructed to have as many copies of the 
Minutes printed as the funds in hand would justify, the Clerk 
to be allowed $15.00 for his services. 

The Minutes of the day were read and approved. 

The Association then adjourned. 

Closing exercises conducted by Elder C. S. Cashwell. 
Prayer offered. Elder A. R. Pitman leading. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 

E. D. JOHNSON, Moderator. 
D. W. McGuGAN, Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD. 

The Associational Mission Board, in its first meeting at Cumberland Union, 
appointed Elder W. W. Willis to visit monthly his former station at the Eed 
Springs, in Robeson County, during the first quarter. 

Elder E. J. Edwards was appointed to visit Corinth Church, in Sampson 
County, once a month during the first quarter. 

Our second meeting was held with the Church at White Oak, January 28th, 
1882. Elder E. J. Edwards reported six days' services rendered. The other 
missionaries failed to report at that time. 

At this session the Bladen Union proposed to our Board to allow them to 
employ a missionary to labor in the eastern part of the Association, and to 
report to the Association through this Board annually, which proposal the 
Board heartily agreed to. 

Oui- next meeting was held with the Church at Cape Fear on the 29th of 
April, 1882. Our missionaries reported sixteen days' services, as follows: 

Elder E. J. Edwards six days at Corinth. 

Elder W. W. Willis five days the fijBst quarter and five days the second 
quarter. 

The reports were encouraging. 

The former missionaries were re-appointed to their former stations. 

Elder J. G. Fisher was appointed to visit Parker's School House, in Robe- 
son County, once a month until our next meeting. 

Our next meeting was held with the Mt. Pisgah Church July 29th. 

Our Missionaries reported twenty days' services: 

Elder E. J. Edwards nine days. 

Elder W. W. Willis six days. 

Elder J. G. Fisher five days. 

Our next meeting was held vdth the Church at Great Marsh, in connec- 
tion with the Association. 

The missionaries reported twenty-four days' .- ervices ; 

Elder J. G. Fisher four days. 

Elder E. J. Edwards two days. 

Elder W. W. Willis eleven days ; seven of them he was engaged in a pro- 
tracted meeting, assisted by Elder Jas. A. Smith, of Georgia. 



10 APPENDIX. 

Our Missionaries labored, during the past Associational year, sixty-six and 
one-half days. Eesult : one Church constituted, two Sabbath Schools organ- 
ized, one person baptized. We believe much good is being accomplished 
in the diffusion of Baptist views and doctrines. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

D. W. McGUGAN, Secbetakt. 



REPOET ON HOME AND INDIAN MISSIONS. 

DeakBretheen of the CedaeCeeek Association: — I would most earnestly 
recommend to yoiu- consideration, and especially to your liberality, the great 
work of the Home and Indian Mission Board. Its object is to build up the 
waste places in the vineyard of the Lord located in our Southern territory; to 
establish churches where they are not; to proclaim the glad tidings of salvation 
to the 150,000 Chinamen in California, and unfold the riches of God's grace to 
the poor Indians in the far West — the heathen of all others to whom we are 
most indebted— the aborigines of the American Continent — the former owners 
of our broad lands, and the people to whom we are indebted for the stafE of 
life, our "Indian corn." In compensation for all we owe them, shall we not 
break to them the "bread of eternal life," and offer to them, through the Gos- 
pel of Christ, a heavenly land, much fairer than the hunting grounds of 

America ? 

For a more thorough knowledge of the great work in which this Board is 
en<ya"ed, you are hereby recommended to take and carefully read the "Foreign 
Mission Journal," a paper published by the Southern Baptist Convention for 
50 cents a year per copy, or three copies for One Dollar. 
Eespectfully submitted. 

A. E. PITMAN, Chairman. 
% 

EEPOET ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee believe that the Sabbath Schools are not in as good work- 
ing order as they should be; that it is not the fault of the children, but that it 
is the duty of aU the members of the Church to give support to that cause. 

With proper training in the Sabbath School the day is not far distant 
when that dreadful demon. Alcohol— the Devil's agent— will be driven from 
our land. God will sustain his cause. I would recommend this Association to 
appoint the time and place to hold a Sabbath School Convention, some time 
in the summer, say in August. 

Brethren, give this your prayerful consideration: From the earliest efforts 
of the Baptists in America the interest has grown until it numbers 13,473 
schools, 116,355 officers and teachers, and 1,000,000 of scholars. Every State 
in the Union is represented in this grand total. What an army is being trained 
for the Lord, and yet the half is not told ! 

THEO. EVANS, Chairman. 



APPENDIX. jj 

KEPOET ON EDUCATION. 

At no period in the history of the Baptists of North Carolina has the 
cause of general education received a larger share of popular favor than at the 
present time. The prosperous condition of Wake Forest College is one of the 
most gratifying proofs of this fact-there are at this time one hundred and 
forty-five students in attendance, and before the close of the present session 
It IS thought, the number wiU increase to over one hundred and seventy or 
eighty. Durmg the past year there have been some thirty-three young brethren 
at the College prosecuting their stuches with reference to the more efficient 
preaching of the gospel of Christ. All of them have received their tuition free 
of charge by the Board of Education. The Board is anxious to enlarge its 
operations and to have within a short time a goodly number of young men 
sharing m the beneficence which it dispenses. 

The obligation to assist young men who have been called of God to preach 
the Gospel has ever been recognized by Baptists as solemnly binding upon' 
them as stewards of the manifold grace of God. And we'pray that God mav 
impress upon our Association the duty of sustaining those young men engaged 
m studying for the ministry, that they may become more efiicient workers as 
preachers of the Gospel ; and we would urge all our young men who can to 
avail themselves of the advantages of the College. 

We also have several good Female Colleges in the State: One at Oxford 
oneatThomasville, one at Murfreesboro, one at Shelby, and one at Forest 
City, which we can recommend to the patronage of parents and guardians. 

D. W. McGUGAN, Chairman. 

EEPOET ON INTEMPEEANCE. 

Doubtless this is the greatest prevailing evil known to man. Drunken 
fathers bnngmg their children to poverty and disgrace ; drunken children 
bringing their parents down with sorrow and broken hearts to untimely craves • 
drunken officials filling our country with unwholesome laws ; and last but 
not least, our churches retaining dram drinkers and drunkards among 'their 
members, who with ready voices take part in the business of Christ's kingdom 

These things are demoralizing and soul destroying. Therefore, that we 
may stand justified m the resurrection morning, let every christian and moral 
man and woman of every denomination raise their voices against this evil, and 
lift their hearts and souls to God for wisdom and power from on high to em 
ble us to crush this etil out of existence. 

Eespectfully submitted. 

J. G. FISHEE, Chairman. 

EEPOET ON MINISTEEIAL SUPPOET. 

We the Missionary Baptist Church, claim the Bible as our only rule of 
faith and only law for the government thereof, and we hold that that law must 
and shall be obeyed. That law is very exphcit concerning the support of the 



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APPENDIX. 



ministry. It declares that "They that preach the Gospel shall live of the 
Gospel." This law binds the Church to furnish the necessary means for the 
support of the preacher, and at the same time binds the minister to live upon 
the bounty provided by the church. Eead 1st Tim., 4, 13-16 : 

"Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 

"Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, 
with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 

"Meditate upon these things ; give thyself wholly to them: that thy profit- 
ing may appear to all. 

"Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in 
doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee." . 

We all see that the minister has no time to waste in providing for his 
family support by manual labor, trading, or in any secular pursuit : "Give 
thyself wholly" to these things specified. Surely, then, the support must be 
provided by those to whom he ministers in spiritual things. "He is to reap 
their carnal things;" and the church that withholds the tithes from the Lord's 
treasury necessary to the support of the pastor "robs God." See Mai. 3:8. 

Then in order to carry out the divine injunction, first, let the church 
learn from the pastor what sum will be adequate to his pecuniary wants or the 
needs of his household; second, provide those means and promptly pay them; 
and third, demand of the pastor that his time and talents be given wholly to 
the preparation and dehvery of his sermons, and ministering to the spiritual 
wants of his flock. 

Therefore, be it resolved, 

1st, That the churches of this Association be and are hereby soUcited to 
carry out the instructions as above specified. 

2nd, That the pastor is morally bound to declare the whole counsel of 
God, and should, therefore, teach these things and urge the churches to this 
duty; that the preacher may be more efficient in his work, "and need not be 
ashamed." 

Respectfully submitted. 

D. S. BULLAED, Chairman. 



STATE AND ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

"We learn, through the Recorder, that much work has been done through 
the efEorts of the Missionaries employed by the State Mission Board. Mission- 
aries have been laboring at important points in the State. 

CaUs have been and are coming to us to assist the State Board in its efEorts 
to send and to support men at those weak points. We recommend that the 
pastors lay the claims of this Board before their respective congregations, and 
solicit aid in unfurling and lifting high the Gospel banner where it seems 
now to be trailing in the dust. 

As to the work in our Association, we have had, from time to time, great 
reason to be encouraged. Eternity alone will reveal the results of the earnest 
efforts, the sincere prayers and willing offerings of God's faithful few. Our 



APPENDIX. ij 

Associational Board has gone out into the highways and hedges, inviting sin- 
ners to the Gospel feast, establishing churches and building up the cause in 
many waste places, "yet there is room." 

Will not our Board press on until the cry of destitution in our bounds is 
heard no more? And will not our churches strive to put the funds into the 
hands of this Board to carry on this great work ? 

C. S. CASHWELL, Chairman. 



KEPOKT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Under this caption your committee beg leave to say that, in our humble 
opinion, every christian is interested in the great commission, "Go ye into all 
the world and preach the gospel to every creature !" and yet, while we do not 
believe that it is the duty of every individual christian to preach the gospel in 
person, we do contend that all may preach by proxy; and in view of the fact 
that many hundred millions of heathen are sitting in darkness and in the 
"shadow of Death," bound down by the chains of error and superstition, it 
behooves christians to consider the weighty responsibility that is resting upon 
them as blood-bought souls, and put forth every effort to disseminate the truth 
"as it is in Jesus." We believe that the miraculous success attending the 
labors of our missionaries in foreign fields should be a powerful incentive to 
us, and should prompt us to make greater sacrifices and put forth greater 
efforts for the evangelization of the world. 

We, as Baptists of North Carolina, should be especially encouraged, since 

•we can boast of a Yeates, who, as Dr. Tupper says, stands head and shoulders 

above every man in Asia as a Missionary. And since, from every quarter of 

the globe, comes up the Macedonian cry, we should freely give of our means 

to the cause of Foreign Missions. 

WM. S. MELVIN, Chairman. 



EEPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee would recommend the Biblical Eecorder as the organ of 
the Baptist denomination in the State. It is a paper well worthy of the 
patronage and support of the denomination at large, and should be taken and 
read by every Baptist in North CaroHna. 

The Foreign Mission Journal should be taken and read by all who are inter- 
ested in the conversion of the heathen. 

Kind Words is a paper devoted to Sabbath Schools and the better training 
of the children. Price $1.00. It may be obtained at reduced prices by clubs 
of fifty or one hundred. 

Let all buy the N. C. Baptist Almanac. 

D. N. NEWTON, Chairman. 



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APPENDIX. 

TEEASUEEE'S EEPOET. 



D. W. McGUGAN in Account with 

Cedak Greek Baptist Association foe 1881-82. 



1881. 
Oct. 13th 



1882. 
Jioly 29th 

1881. 
Oct. 13th 



1882. 
Jan. 29th 

July 29th 
1881. 
Oct. 13th 



1882. 
May 14th 
1881. 
Oct. 13th 

1882. 
Jan. 28th 

April 29th 



July 29th 



Eeceived from Financial Committee — Minute 

Fund 

Total Minute Fund 

Eeceived from Financial Committee for For- 
eign Missions 

By Collection at close of Missionary sermon . . . 

Eocky Mount Church for California Missions . . 

White Oak for third part Life Membership 

Great Marsh Church 

Green Spring Church 



Total for Foreign Missions . 



Eeceived from Financial Committee for State 

Missions 

White Oak Church — 3rd part Life Membership 

By Collection at Association 

Cumberland Union tKrough Eld. A. E. Pitman 

Sabbath Collection at WTiite Oak 

Manchester Church 

Total for State Missions 

Eeceived of Financial Committee for Board of 

Education , . 

White Oak Church — 3rd part Life Membership 

By Collection at Association . . 

By Collection at Providence Church 

Total for Education 

On hand after paying Missionaries . 

Eeceived from Financial Committee for Associ- 

ational Missions 

Eeceived from Churches and friends at White 

Oak, 

Eeceived from Churches and friends at Cape 

Fear 

Sabbath Collection at Cape Fear 

Eeceived from Churches and friends at Mount 

Pisgah 

Sabbath Collection at Mt. Pisgah 

Total for Associational Missions 



Total for aU objects. 



1881. 
Oct. 15th 
1882. 
Aug. 2nd 
1881. 
Oct. 15th 
Jan. 29 '82 
Aug. 2nd 



disbursements. 



Paid to B. F. Montague, Treasurer Baptist S. 

C. for Foreign Missions 

Paid to B. F. Montague 

Total for Foreign Missions 

Paid to B. F. Montague for State Missions . . . 



Total for State Missions, . 



47 31 



77 95 


15 


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5 


00 


10 


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2 


70 


5 


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7 45 


10 


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10 


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10 


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6 


13 


6 


21 


58 


36 


38 


56 


14 15 


6 68 


5 


00 


5 


00 


4 95 



$ 47 31 



107 95 

7 95 



27 45 

13 07 

3 25 



115 90 



43 77 



50 34 



132 70 



390 02 



115 90 



43 77 



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TEEASUREE'S EEPOET— Cojiimwed. 



1881. 
Oct. 15th, 
1882. 
May IStli 

1881. 
Dec. 17tli, 



1882. 
Jan 29th, 
April 29th 



July 29th, 
Oct. 12th 



Paid to Prof. C. E. Taylor at "Wake Forest Col- 
lege, for Board of Education, 

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Church 

Total 

Paid to J. E. Garrett for Printing Minutes and 

Blank Church letters 

Paid to Clerk for services 

Total 

Paid to Missionaries: — 

To Eld E. J. Edwards at White Oak 

" Eld. W. W. Willis for 1st and 2nd quarters, 

(Cape Fear) 

" Eld. E. J. Edwards 

" Eld. W. W. WilUs (at Mt. Pisgah) 

" Eld. E. J. Edwards 

" Eld. J. G. Fisher ' 

" Eld. E. J. Edwards (at Great Marsh) 

" Eld. J. G. Fisher 

" Eld. W. W. WiUis 

" Eld. Jas. A. Smith 

Total paid to Missionaries 



Oct. 13th 



Total amount of disbursements. 



In hands of Treasurer for Associational Mis- 
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$ 44 13 
■6 21 



33 31 
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9 00 
15 00 



$ 50 34 



48 31 



00 
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12 00 
8 25 



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14 00 
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39 45 



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CHUECHES. 



Cape Fear 

Cedar Creek 

Judson 

Lebanon 

Antiocli 

Mount Tabor 

Manchester 

Eocky Mount 

Fayetteville 

Cedar Falls 

Eockfish 

Mount Pisgah 

Cumberland Union. 

Beaver Dam 

Sharon 

Corinth 

Mount Pleasant . . . . 

Smith's Chapel 

Cypress Creek 

Brier Branch 

White Lake 

Kates' Chapel 

White Oak , 

Shiloh 

Sugg's Grove 

Bladen Union 

Mt. Olive 

Green Spring 

Great Marsh 

Providence 

Saddletree 

Jackson Swamp 



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10 
65 
50 
60 



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2^00 



5 00 
3 02 



2 00 
"2 '66 
"i'96 



2 85 



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3 13 

1 00 

2 00 



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1 15 

2 25 
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2 50 
2 65 
5 37 
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1 30 
9 00 
5 20 
4 00 

2 00 



8 65 



10 33 

6 75 



$ 96 25 



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2 00 



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50 



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Elder J. G. FISHER, Moderator, Eoslin. 

D. W. McGUGAN, Clerk, Lumber Bridge. 



FAYETTEVILLE: 

J. E. GARRETT, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER. 

1883. 



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Elder J. G. FISH:^R, Modeeatok, Eoslin. 

D. W. McGUGAN, Cleek Lumber Bridge. 



FAYETTEVILLE : 

J. E. GARRETT, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER. 
1883. 



ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD FOR i883--'84. 



Churches and Membeks. 



Cedab Creek — "W. S. Hair. 

JuDSON — W. H. Melvin. 

Lebanon — K. D. Melvin. 

Mt. Taboe— C. D. Nixon. 

Manchester — E. W. Brooks. 

EocKY Mount — D. N. Newton. 

Fayettetille — A. H. Watson. 

Cedar Falls— Jas. Vann. 

KocKFisH — J. M. White. 

Mount Pisgah — Elder J. M. Beasley. 

CuMBEEiiAND Union-E1. E. J. Edwarcls. 

Beater Dam — T. J. Bullard. 

Sharon— K. W. Melvin. 

GoEiNTH — D. Carter. 

Mount Pleasant — S. H. Melvin. 



Churches and Members. 



Smith's Chapel — W. R. Carter. 
Ctpeess Ceeek — M. McK. Smith. 
Beier Branch — J. H. Tatum. 
White Oax— D. B. Melvin. 
White Lake -W. H. Euss 
Kates Chapel — J. M. Bryan. 
Shiloh — I. McGhee. 
Sugg's Grove — P. Melvin. 
Bladen Union — T. J. Riddle. 

Mount Olive 

Green's Spring — M. Cashwell. 
Great Maesh— Elder E D. Johnson. 
Jackson Swamp — Elder N. Mercer. 
Union Springs — E. T. Sandy. 



Ordained Ministers and their Post Offices. 



J. M. Beasley, Fayetteville, N. C. 
F. W. Eason, FayetteAdlle, N. C. 
I. T. Newton, Fayetteville, N. C. 
W. C. West, Fayetteville, N. C. 
J. H. Cobb, Lumber Bridge, N. C. 
C. S. CashweU, Roslin, N. C. 
J. G. Fisher, Eoslin, N. C. 
J. B. Downing, Cedar Creek, N. C. 
A. E. Pitman, Gray's Creek, N. C. 



E. D. Johnson, St. Paul's, N. C. 
E. J. Edwards, Cedar Creek, N. C. 
L. Bryan, Elizabethtown, N. C. 
Wm. S. Melvin, White Oak, N. C. 
Wm. Brunt, White Oak, N. C. 
D. S. Bullard, Clay Fork, N. C. 
Jas. A. Smith, Antioch, N. C. 
N. Mercer, Lumberton, N. C. 
W. W. Willis, Lumberton, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Tuesday, October i6th, 1883. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder C. S. 
Cashwell from the 25th Psalm and 14th verse: "The secret 
of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will shew 
them His covenant." 

At the close of the sermon an interval of half an hour 



was given. 



The Association was then called to order by the Mod- 
erator, Elder E. D. Johnson, who read the 6th chapter of 
Ephesians. The congregation sang the. hymn commencing 
"Ye that obey the Immortal King." Prayer was then offered, 
Elder W. C. West leading. 

The roll of Churches was called, and, a majority being 
represented, the Moderator declared the Association in order 
to transact its appropriate business. 

Jas. Vann and Elder I. T. Newton were appointed a 
Committee of Finance. 

Elder C. S. Cashwell and R. D. Melvin were appointed 
Reading Clerks. 

The Church Letters were called for, read, and the names 
of deleerates enrolled as follows: 



'fe' 



Cape Feae— Elder A. E. Pitman, Jas. T. Thames* and S. Jones. 

Cedae Ceeek— G. W. Jackson, S. 0. James and W. S. Hair. 

JuDSON W. H. Melvin, * J. Horn and A. J. BuUard. 

Lebanon— Elder W. C. West. J. H. Beard,* and E. D. Melvin. 

Antioch— H. L. Hall, F. J. Williford and D. W. Pope. 

Mount Taboue— C. D. Nixon,* E. E. Bell and C. T. Nixon. 

Manchestee— E. Howard, John Newton* and J. A. E. Howard.* 

EocEY Mount— Elder I. T. Newton and D. K. Mints. 

Fayettevillb a. H. Watson. E. F. Peterson and Jas. H. Benton. 

Cedae Falls— Jas Vann and C. D. Hall.* 

EocKFisH — Jno. M. White. 

Mount Pisgah— W. J. Fisher, W. L. Nunalee and Elder J. M. Beasley. 

OuMBEELAND Union— Elder E. J. Edwards and N. Cashwell. 

Beavee Dam -Elder D. S. Bullard, M. Hall and P. T. Smith. 

Bhaeon-W. F. Beard, S. Horn and F. P. Smith. 



^ MINUTES OF THE 

CoEiNTH — D. Carter. ^ 

Smith's Chapel — Elder C. E. Beard and C. Cain. 
Cypress Greek - A. S. Smitli and R. Smith. 
Brier Branch — J. H. Tatum, H. W. Cain and A. L. Jones. 
White Lake— R. T. Melvin and F. M. Marshburn. 
Kate's Chapel — J. G Laton. 

White Oak— Elder W. S. Melvin, Elder J. B. Downing and D. B. Melvin. 
Shiloh— I. McGhee and M. H. Sewell. 
Sugg's Grove — J. C. Beard. 
Mount Plbas.4^nt — J. Horn. 
Bladen Union — D. Tyson. 
Mount Olive — Wm. Monroe. 

Green Spring — Eld. 0. S. Cashv^ell, J. H. Lancaster and Eld. J. G. Fisher. 
Great Marsh — Elder E. D. Johnson, Eld. W. R. Johnson and J. G. Fisher. 
^—Providence — Elder Jas. A. Smith, D. W. McGugan and S. W. Rainer. 
Saddletree —Represented by letter. 
Jackson Swamp — Elder N. Merctr and Wm Mercer. 
Union Springs— R. T. Sandy and M. Strickland. 
Ephesus — R. W. Kinlaw and J. R. Rackley. 

*The asterisk (*) after the names of delegates signifies absence. 

The term of the officers of the Association having 
expired, the Association proceeded to ballot for the same. 
Elder J. G. Fisher was elected Moderator and D. W. McGu- 
gan Clerk and Treasurer. 

An invitation was given to Churches wishing to connect 
with this Association. The Church at Union Springs in 
Cumberland County, a newly constituted Church, presented 
a letter petitioning admittance; also the Church at Ephesus 
in Robeson County, a newly organized Church, asked to be 
admitted. Both were received and the right hand of fellow- 
ship extended to the delegates. 

An invitation was given to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Elder Wm. Brunt, from the Little River Associ- 
ation, and Brother D. J. Davis, from the South River Asso- 
ciation, presented themselves and were welcomed to seats. 

Appointed the male members of the Beaver Dam Church 
a Committee of Vigilance. 

The Association then adjourned until lo o'clock Wed- 
nesday morning. 

Prayer was offered. Elder Jas. A. Smith leading. Ben- 
ediction by Elder Wm. Brunt. 



Wednesday Morning, October 17th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour and 
spent half an hour in devotional exercises conducted by 
Elder J. B. Downing. , * 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIA TION. 5 

» 

The proceedings of yesterday were read and approved. 

Churches not represented on yesterday were called, their 
letters read and the names of delegates enrolled. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Elder J. N. Stallings, from the Eastern Associa- 
tion, presented himself in behalf of the Clinton Female 
Institute and was welcomed to a seat. 

The report on Home and Indian Missions was read, and, 
after an address by Elder A. R. Pitman, was adopted. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read by Elder J. B. 
Downing. The Association was then addressed by Elder 
Jas. A. Smith, after which the report was adopted and 
ordered to be appended. 

The following resolution was read, and, after short 
addresses from Elders E. J. Edwards and A. R. Pitman, was 
adopted. 

Resolved, That this Association recommend to the Chur-ches within its 
bounds the following plan for raising funds for Missions: Let every Church 
appoint tour of its members as collectors, who shall serve three months each: 
one to collect for Foreign Missions, one for State Missions, one for Home 
and Indian Missions, and one for Associational Missions,— each collector to 
visit or see every member of the Church and solicit aid for their respective 
objects. 

Elders E. D. Johnson and E.J. Edwards were appointed 
to select writers and subjects for next session. 

Elder Wm. Brunt and A. H. Watson were appointed to 
select delegates to the Baptist State Convention. 

Elder C. S. Cashwell and I. McGhee were appointed a 
Committee to select corresponding messengers to sister 
Associations. 

The Association then adjourned to hear the Missionary 
Sermon, at the close of which a collection, amounting to 
$23.11, was taken for Missions. 

The Association took recess for half an hour. 

At the appointed time the Association convened, but 
gave M^ay to a meeting of the Associational Board. 

The Association resumed business after the Board closed 
its session. 

The report on obituaries was read and adopted. 

The Committee appointed to select writers and subjects 
for next session reported the following : 

FoEEiGN Missions — Elder J. M. Beasley, 

Home av.t> Indian Missions — Elder J. B. Downing. 



MINUTES OF THE 



State Missions — Elder I. T. Newton. 
AssociATioNAL MISSIONS. Elder W. E.. Johnson. 
Peeiodicals — I. McGhee. 
Education — W. S. Hair. 
Intemperance — K. D Melvin. 
Sabbath Schools — Wm. S. Fislier. 
Ministerial Support — Elder Wm. Brunt. 
Obituaeies — Elder D. S. BuUard. 

The Committee appointed to select corresponding mes- 
sengers submitted the following report : 

To the Cape Fear — Elders Jas. A. Smith, E. D. Johnson and W. W. Willis. 
To the South Kitee— Elder 0. S. Cashwell, Elder E. J. Edwards and 
J. G. Lay ton. 

To THE Wackamaw — Elder A. E. Pitman and Lewis Humphrey. 
To the Sandy Greek— Elders J. M Beasley and F. W. Eason. 
To the Ealeigh— Elder F. W. Eason and W. H. Tomlinson. 
To the Little Eiver — Elders W. C West and I. T. Newton. 

The report on Intemperance was read. Pending the 
motion to receive, the session was addressed by Elders W. C. 
West and W. R. Johnson, after which the report was 
adopted. 

Agreed, that the next session of this Association be 
held with the Church at Cedar Creek, Cumberland County, 
to meet on Tuesday after the second Sabbath in October, 
1884, Elder F. W. Eason to preach the Introductory Sermon 
on Tuesday at 11 o'clock, A. M., and Elder Wm. Brunt to 
preach the Missionary Sermon on Wednesday at 11 o'clock, 
A. M. 

A preamble and resolutions for the further advancement 
of Sabbath Schools was then presented by Brother R. F.. 
Peterson and adopted as follows, viz: 

Wheeeas, There is great need for more exertion to be made in Sabbath 
School work than at present, be it therefore 

Besolved, 1st. That this Association inaugurate a Sabbath School Institute, 
to meet on each 5th Sabbath and Saturday proceeding, for the purpose of 
forwarding to the best advantage the Sabbath School interest within the 
bounds of the same. 

Resolved, 2nd. That an Executive Committee be appointed, consisting of 
five Superintendents of Sunday Schools, whose duty it shall be to locate the 
place of meeting of said Institute and such other matters as may be necessary 
for action by an executive committee. 

Resolved, 3rd. That all Ministers, Sunday School Superintendents and 
Teachers be considered members of said body. 

The Superintendents of the Sabbath Schools at Fay- 
etteville, Cedar Creek, Beaver Dam, Lebanon and Cumber- 
land Union were appointed as an Executive Committee in 
accordance with the above resolutions. 



CEDA R CREEK BA PTIST A SSOCIA TION. 7 

The report on Sabbath Schools was presented and read. 
Pending the adoption of same, the session was addressed by 
Elder J. N. Stallings and Elder Jas. A. Smith, after which 
the report was adopted. 

Letters of dismission were granted to the Church at 
Antioch to connect with the South River Association, also 
to the Cape Fear, Providence, Saddletree and Ephesus 
Churches, for the purpose of uniting with the Robeson Asso- 
ciation, to be formed on the ist of November at Raft Swamp 
in Robeson County. 

The Association then adjourned until 9.30 o'clock Thurs- 
day morning. 

Benediction by Elder J. N. Stallings. 



Thursday Morning, October i8th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour and 
spent half an hour in devotional exercises by Elder I. T. 
Newton. 

The Association was then called to order by the Mod- 
erator! 

The proceedings of the previous day were read and 
approved. 

The names of delegates were called and absentees 
marked. 

The invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren 
was renewed. None present. 

The report on Ministerial Support was read, when, 
pending the motion to receive, the session was addressed by 
Elders James A. Smith, A. R. Pitman, E. J. Edwards and 
the Moderator, Elder J. G. Fisher, after which the report 
was adopted. 

Appointed Brothers Wm. S. Hair and A. S. Smith an 
Auditing Committee. 

The report on Periodicals was read, when the session 
was addressed by Elder A. R. Pitman, after which the report 
was adopted. 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

The Committee to select delegates to the Baptist State. 
Convention made their report, which was received. 

The Treasurer submitted his report, which was referred 
to the Auditing Committee. 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That the heartiest thanks of this body are hereby tendered to 
the brethren, sisters and friends of the community for the bountiful and 
pleasant manner in which they have entertained the delegates and visitors 
during the session. 

The Clerk was instructed to have as many copies of the 
Minutes printed as the funds in hand would justify, and dis- 
tribute /ri? rala, the clerk to have 15.00 for his services. 

The Financial Committee submitted their report, which 
was received. 

The report of the Associational Board was read and 
adopted. 

The Auditing Committee submitted their report, which 
was received. 

The Minutes of the day were read and approved. 

The Association then adjourned. Prayer offered, Elder 
A. R. Pitman leading. The Association sang the hymn, 
"When I can read my title clear." Benediction by Elder 
Wm. S. Melvin. 

J. G. FISHER, Moderator. 
D. W. McGuGAN, Clerk. 



APPENDIX. 



KEPOET OF THE ASSOCIATIONAL BOAED. 

The Associational Mission Board, at its first meeting at Great Marsh, 
appointed Elder W. W. Willis to visit Eed Springs, Eobeson County, monthly; 
Elder J. G. Fisher to visit Parker's School House in same County, and Elder 
E. J. Edwards to visit Corinth, a feeble Church in Sampson County. Elder 
W. E. Johnson was appointed to visit Tolar's School House monthly during 
the first quarter. 

Our second meeting was held with the Church at Lebanon on December 

30th, 1882. 

Elder W. E. Johnson reported four days' services. 

Elder J. G. Fisher reported eleven days' services; baptized nine persons; 
was assisted five days by Elder E. C. Cashwell, and, in December, assisted by 
Elder J. M. Beasley, organized a Church of twelve members. 

Elders Willis and Edwards failed to report. 

Our third meeting was held with the Church at Green" Spring on the 
28th of April, 1883. 

Elder W. E. Johnson reported six days' services. 

Elder J. G. Fisher reported nine days' services; baptized five persons; was 
assisted three days by Elder J. M. Beasley, and ordained two Deacons. 

Elder E. J. Edwards reported but two days' services. 

Elder J. G. Fisher was continued at Parker's School House, now Ephesus. 

The station at Tolar's School House was discontinued. 

Elder I. T. Newton was appointed to visit Corinth monthly, Elder E. J. 
Edwards being employed elsewhere. Elder W. E. Johnson was appointed to 
visit Beaver Creek monthly during the next quarter. 

Our fourth meeting was held with the Church at Providence on the 29th 
of July, 1883. 

Elder J. G. Fisher reported six days' services and baptism of one person. 

Elder W. E. Johnson reported twelve days' services, assisted five days by 
Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Elder I. T. Newton reported eight days' services. 

Elder J. G. Fisher was continued at Ephesus. 

Elder W. E. Johnson was continued at Beaver Creek. 

Elder Jas. A. Smith was appointed to visit Eed Springs, Eobeson County, 
monthly until the meeting of the Association. 



10 APPENDIX. 

Our fifth meeting was held with the Church at Antioch'on the 29th day of 
September, 1883. 

Elder J. G. Fisher reported eleven days' services at Ephesus; baptized 
seventeen persons, and two now awaiting the administering of the ordinance. 

Elder W. R. Johnson reported twelve days' services and the constituting 
of a Church of twenty-two members named Union Springs. He was assisted 
four days by Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Our last meeting was held with the Church at Beaver Dam on the 17th of 
October, 1883, at which time Elder W. W. Willis reported four days' services 
rendered the first quarter of the Associational year at Eed Springs, Eobeson 
County, and Elder Jas. A. Smith one day at the same point. 

Thus you have the labors of the Board the past Associational year. The 
labors of the Missionaries aggregate one hundred and three days' services, cost- 
ing the Board one hundred and fifty-one doUars and fifty cents ($151 50) 
There were thirty-two baptisms, two Churches constituted, and one weak 
Church assisted. Let us not cease our labors, but endeavor to contribute of 
our substance to the cause of Missions until every corner of the moral vineyard 
will rejoice as a garden well tilled and watered, and songs of praise resound 
from every hill and valley throughout our borders; and all the honor shall be 
to the Lord of Glory forever. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chairman. 



REPORT ON HOME AND INDI\N MISSIONS. 

Deab Brethren:- We desire to see Satan chained and cast out; we wish 
to see the earth filled with the knowledge and glory of God, and we desire to 
see the time when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess Chrisl^ 
"Lord of Lords and King of Kings." Let us hasten the coming of this glo- 
rious day. This we may do, and only can do, by greater activity in the work 
of Missions at home and abroad. Especially let us provide for the evangeliza- 
tion of the Indian— holding forth the Word of Life to those to whom American 
civilization has been a Ministry of Death. This people, driven from their 
homes by our race, turn their pleading eyes to us and ask if Christianity offers 
no compensation for the wrongs received at our hands. The Chinese in our 
midst are starving for the " Bread of Life," walking in darkness and crying to 
to us for the " Lamp of Life." Let every sinner saved by grace feel moraUy 
and religiously bound to send or carry the means of grace to lost and perish- 
ing souls. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. J. EDWARDS, Chairman. 



APPENDIX. II 

EEPOET ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 
Your Committee believe the Sabbath School work to be the work of the 
laymen of the Church. They can and are implanting in the minds of the 
young the Word of Truth that we see so often blessed to the glory of God and 
to the salvation of souls, and we believe that every Church in this Association 
should be engaged in this work, knowing that the Lord has given to every man 
his work to do. 

W. R. JOHNSON. 



EEPOET ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

By reference to the Minutes of this Association for the past twenty-five 
years, you can see that a great part of the Churches of this body and some of 
the Churches of sister Associations have been built up through this Associa- 
tional Board. 

The reports of our Missionaries, from time to time, show to us that the 
Lord has been with them, and eternity alone will reveal how many have been 
saved by the instrumentality of this Board. 

During the past Associational year I have baptized at Ephesus thirty-two 
persons. We have organized a Church at that place and one at Union Springs. 
But, while much has been done, there is much stiU to be done. There is in 
the western portion of Eobeson and the adjoining part of Cumberland a very 
important field for us, where the doctrines of the Bible have not been preached 
as we believe them. 

Let us pray the Lord to send forth laborers into the vineyard, and with 
more liberal hands enable them to faithfully preach the Word. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOS. G. FISHEE, Chairman. 



EEPOET ON FOEEIGN MISSIONS. 

The marvelous success attending the labors of our Missionaries in foreign 
fields should be an encouragement to us to put forth greater efforts than ever 
before to send the gospel to the heathen. 

In almost every field where we have Missionaries at work their labors have 
been wonderfully blessed. The Baptist Missionary Magazine for July has in it 
the following statements concerning the Telugees: During the year ending 
January 1st, the number of baptisms was 2,078, swelling the aggregate of 
Church members to 22, 277. In addition to these a letter recently received from 
Elder Clough reports 1,170 baptisms in the Ongobe district alone since Janu- 
ary 1st, and enough others are known to have been received at other stations 
to make aU the baptisms since that date about 2,000 on the Ongobe field alone. 
There are now more than 20,000 Baptists. The division in 1881 of the single 



12 APPENDIX. 

Church, into which most of these had been gathered, so as to make twenty-six 
Churches, and the separation into five posts, with as many stations, of that 
great field of five thousand square miles, have greatly facilitated the labors of 
the Missionaries and the development of Christian influence. 

An encouraging feature of the work is that our Missionaries are now be- 
ginning to reach a somewhat higher class of the poptilation. The Eedebies, 
or farmers who own their farms, raise the cattle, and are the class who, under 
the influence of the Brahmins, are the most numerous contributors to temple 
worship, are beginning to manifest more than usual interest in Christianity, 
and some of them have been converted. 

The reports show that the work of discipline, inevitably necessary after 
an unusual ingathering at home or abroad, has not been neglected by our 
Missionaries. Considerable care has been taken to preserve consistency of 
christian character among the converts, but the number of cases of discipline 
has not been large. Out of the 22,000 of Telugees baptized there were only 
387 excluded last year, less than one and one-fourth per cent. - 

Let us remember that this report only shows us what our Missionaries are 
doing in one single field, to say nothing of their success in China, Japan, 
Burmah, India and many other countries where their labors are signally 
blessed. The wonderful manner in which the Lord is blessing the labor be- 
stowed on foreign fields should greatly encourage us. and certainly calls for 
renewed efforts on our part to give the gospel to the heathen. 

Dr. Yeates says 1,000 Missionaries are needed in China alone to reap the 
fields already white with the harvest of millions of souls. He declares that 
China is open to the gospel as never before, and the same may be said of 
almost all heathen lands. They are hungry for the Bread of Life. ■ It is said 
that 850,000,000 of souls are without the gospel. Surely there is a weighty 
responsibility resting upon Christians ! Let us realize it, and, as blood-bought 
souls, go to work for the Master with greater zeal than ever. 

J. B. DOWNING, Chairman of Committee. 



REPOKT ON INTEMPERANCE. 
Dear Brethren: — When we consider that the receipts for,. aU the cotton^ 
raised in North Carolina are not equal to those for strong drink, well may we 
ask, in the language of the prophet, " Wherefore do ye spend money for that 
which is not bread, and your labor for that which satisfieth not?" The 
strength of a chain is in its weakest link. If man be judged by the same rule, 
how many, oh ! how many detract from their true worth by useless indulgence 
in this hurtful, hateful habit. In view of these things, let us exclaim, in hu- 
mility and love, with the psalmist, David, "What is man, that thou art mind- 
ful of him, and the son of man that thou visitest him ?" 

O, that the time may soon come when christians wiU have brighter con- 
ceptions of their true worth, and remember that they are made only a little 
lower than the angels and crowned with glory and honor. 

C. P. McGUGAN, Chairman of Committee. 



APPENDIX. 13 



KEPOET ON MINISTEEIAL SUPPORT. 

The subject of ministerial support is-one that should receive the earnest 
attention of our Association and all of our Churches. The scriptures, in 
speaking about the exalted character and dignity of the ministerial office, says: 
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good 
tidings of good; that publish eth salvation; that saith unto Zion, thy God reign- 
eth." It is a divine and heavenly office, established by God himself, for the 
grand purpose of publishing salvation to a lost and ruined world. It is a 
parting gift from Christ to his blood-bought Church, for he gave the ministry 
for " the perfecting of the saints" and for the edifying of the body of Christ; 

This being the truth of God's word, it is the bounden duty of the Church 
to maintain and extend a cordial support to the gospel ministry. The apostle 
declares, "It is written thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the 
corn." Again, he says, " Who goeth to warfare at his own charges ?" The law 
of Christ declares that " they that preach the gospel shall live by the gospel." 
Christ commands that this ministry be sustained, and, brethren, if under the 
law the Priesthood was sustained by the offerings of the people, much more, 
under the gospel, should the Ministers of Christ receive the bounties of the 
Church. One of the sins of the present day is a failure to appreciate and sup- 
port the gospel ministry. Christ's Ministers should be free from temporal 
care and the entanglements of this life, in order that their whole time may 
be devoted to the flock of God. 

In view of all these facts, as presented to us in the scriptures, therefore be 
it resolved: 

1st. That the Churches of this Association be and are hereby earnestly 
solicited and advised to obey the commands of the gospel touching ministerial 
support. 

2nd. That the pastors of all our Churches declare the whole counsel of 
God, and urge their respective flocks to come up to the full standard of chris- 
tion benevolence in advancing the kingdom of God's dear Son. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

D. W. McGUGAN. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your Committee on Periodicals would recommend to the brethren the 
Biblical Recorder as the true exponent of Baptist principles, and as the organ 
of our denomination in the State. No well informed Baptist can afford to be 
without it. As the Recorder prospers the denomination is the better upheld 
and its principles better disseminated and defended. We would furthermore 
recommend that every pastor and layman in this Association do their utmost 
to increase its circiflation in our midst. 

We would furthermore recommend Kind Words as a good Sabbath School 
paper, better suited to our Sabbath Schools than any other paper of that kind 
in our knowledge. 



1 4- APPENDIX. 

We also recommend the Foreign Mission Journal, published at Eichmond, 
Va., to keep our people more interested in the foreign mission work. 

W. S. MELVIN. 



REPOET ON OBITUAEIES. 

Your Committee have the pleasure of reporting that the number of deaths 
among our membership the past Associational year are more than twenty-five 
per cent, less than it has been for the same length of time for several years, 
and none of our prominent members have died the past year. Should we not 
be thankful for such manifestation of God's kind care of us, and spend those 
lives thus prolonged more to his honor and glory ? 

E. D. JOHNSON. 



\ 



APPENDIX. 



15 



TEEASUEEK'S EEPOET. 
W. McGUGAN IN Account WITH 

Cedae Ceeek Baptist Association foe 1882-'83. 



1882. 
Oct. 12th 



Dec. 29tb 

1883. 
April 27th 

July 28th 
Sept. 29th 



1882. 
Oct. 17th 



Eeceived from Finaucial Committee — Minute 

Fund 

Total Minute Fund 

Eeceived from Financial Committee for For- 
eign Missions , 

From White Oak Church for third part of Life 

Membership 

Total for Foreign Missions 

Eeceived from Financial Committee for State 

Missions 

From White Oak Church for third part of Life 

Membership 

Total for State Missions 

Eeceived of Financial Committee for Educa 

tion 

From White Oak Church for third part of Life 

Membership 

Total for Education 

Eeceived of Miss Emma Newton for Indian 

Missions 

Total for Indian Missions 

Eeceived from Financial Committee for Asso 

ational Missions 

On hand October 12th, 1882 for the same. .... 

Eeceived from Cedar Creek Church 

Eeceived from Lebanon Church 

By collection at Association at the close of 

Missionary Sermon 

Eeceived at Lebanon from Churches and Sta^ 

tions 

Sabbath collection at Lebanon 

Eeceived at Green Spring from Churches and 

friends 

Eeceived at Providence from Churches and 

friends 

Sabbath collection at Providence 

Eec'd at Antioeh from Churches and stations . 
Sabbath collection at Antioeh was given to 

Union Springs Church to enable them to 

complete their building. 
Total lor Associational Missions 



Total for all objects . 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid to B. F. Montague, Treasurer Baptist 
State Convention, for Foreign Missions. . 

Total for Foreign Missions 

Paid B. F. Montague, for State Missions 

Total for State Missions 



$ 46 55 



97 OU 
10 00 



6 85 
10 00 



3 75 
10 00 



1 00 



60 70 

40 45 

1 25 

3 00 

28 50 

11 55 

4 00 

12 50 

4 85 

5 40 

13 02 



$ 107 00 



16 85 



% 46 55 

107 00 

16 85 

13 75 
1 00 



185 22 



$370 37 



$107 00 
16 85 



i6 



APPENDIX. 



TREASURER'S REPORT— Cbnimwed. 



1882. 
Oct. 17tli 



Dec. 11th 



Dec. 29th 

1883. 
April 28th 



July 29th 

Sept. 29th 
Oct. 17th 



Paid to B. F. Montague for Education. 

Total for Education 

Paid to B. F. Montague for Indian Missions . . 

Total for Indian Missions 

Paid to Garrett & Myrover for printing Minutes 

Paid to Clerk for services 

Total , 

Paid Missionaries during the year: — 

To Elder C. S. Cashwell at Lebanon 

" Elder J. G. Fisher " " 

" Eld. "W. R. Johnson « " 

" Elder E. J Edwards at Green Spring. . . . 

" Elder J. G. Fisher at '• " 

" Elder W. R. Johnson at " " 

" Elder J. G. Fisher at Providence. 

" Elder I. T. Newton at " 

" Elder W. R. Johnson at " 

" Elder J. M. Beasley at " ........ 

■" Elder W. R. Johnson at Antioch 

" Elder J. G. Fisher at 

" Elder W. W. Willis at Beaver Dam 

" Elder Jas. A. Smith at " " 

Total paid to Missionaries 



Total amount of disbursements . 



In hands of Treasurer for Associational Mis- 
sions 



% 


13 


75 




1 


00 


26 86 
15 00 



5 00 
16 50 



00 
GO 



13 50 

9 00 

9 00 

12 00 

25 50 

4 50 

24 00 

16 50 

6 00 

1 50 



33 22 



13 75 
1 00 

41 86 



152 00 



$ 332 46 



We have examined the above account and find it correct. 

W. S. HAIR, ) , ,.,. p, .,, 

AS SMITH f •^^'^^t^'^g Committee. 



APPENDIX. 



n 



EEPOKT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



CHURCHES. 


S. S. 
Board 


Minute 
Fund. 


Associa- 

tional 

Missi'ns. 


Foreign 
Missi'ns. 


State 
Mis's. 


Edu- 
cation. 


Totals. 


Cape Fear 




$ 1 00 
2 60 

1 20 

2 00 


$ 2 43 


$ 2 00 


2 25 




$ 7 68 


Cedar Creek . .... 




2 60 


Judson 


'""i'oo 

6 00 
1 95 

""i"66 

5 00 
1 00 


1 00 






2 20 


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6 00 


Antioch 










6 00 


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1 00 
75 

1 00 

2 00 
1 50 
1 00 
1 00 
1 25 

25 

1 10 

2 00 
40 
50 

1 00 

1 30 

2 00 

3 10 
25 

3 50 

1 50 

60 

1 35 
75 

2 50 

1 50 

2 35 
1 50 

80 
70 


3 60 

3 65 

4 25 






6 55 


Manchester 




2 75 




7 15 


Rocky Mount 

Fayetteville 


25 


6 50 






7 00 


Cedar Falls . . . . 










2 50 


Union Springs 










1 00 


Rockfish 












1 00 


Mount Pisgah 

Cumberland Union. . 


20 




4 10 


47 
2 40 


20 


6 22 
2 65 


Beaver Dam 






3 11 

2 02 


4 21 


Sharon . 








4 02 


Corinth 






40 


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50 


Smith's Chapel 




1 00 


Cypress Creek 




2 50 

3 GO 


5 66 

38 
6 95 






8 80 


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5 38 


"White Lake 




6 42 




16 47 


Kate's Chanel 




25 


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1 85 




5 35 


Shiloh 




""i'55 


2 80 


4 30 


Sugg's Grove 

Bladen Union 






2 15 








1 35 


Mount Olive 


1 00 

3 00 

4 20 
3 15 

5 00 
1 20 


63 

5 00 

4 50 

11 00 

7 25 






2 38 


Green Spring 


4 60 




15 10 


Great Marsh 




10 20 


Providence . 








16 50 


Saddletree 






13 75 


Jackson Swamp 








2 00 


Ephesus 










70 
















Total... 


45 


$ 45 25 


$ 45 98 


$ 67 24 


$20 74 


20 


$179 86 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



, 27th Annual Session 



OF THE 




I S 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



CEDAR CREEK, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N. C, 



OCTOBER 14-16, 1884. 



Elder J. G. FISHER, Modekatoe, Eoslin. 

E. D. MELVIN, Clerk, Fayetteville. 




FAYETTEVILLE, N. C: 

J. E. GARRETT, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER, 
1884. 

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MINUTES 



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OF THE 



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HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



CEDAR CREEK, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N. C, 



OCTOBER 14-16, 1884. 



Elder J. G. FISHEE, Modeeatoe, Koslin. 

E. D. MELVIN, Clekk, Fayetteville. 



FAYETTEVILLE, N. C: 

J. E. GARRETT, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER, 
1884. 



ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD FOR i884-'5. 



CHUECHES AND MEMBEES. 



Cedak Ceeek — A. J. Guy. 
JuDSON— W. H. Melvin. 
Lebanon — E. D. Melvin. 
Mount Taboe— C. D Nixon. 
Manchestee— P. Howard. 
EocKY Mount— D. N. Newton. 
Cedae Falls— T. E. Taylor. 
EocKFisH — E. W. Musselwhite. 
Mount Pisgah— W. L. Nunnally. 
CuMBEELAND Union— El. E J. Edwards. 
Beavee Dam -J. J. Bullard. 
Shaeon — George Melvin. 
CoEiNTH— D. Carter. 
Mt. Pleasant— J. K. Melvin. 



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CHUECHES AND MEMBEES. 



Smith's Chapel —W. E. Carter. 
Cypeess Ceeek— M. McK. Smith. 
Beiee Beanch— J. H. Tatum. 
White Oak— D. B. Melvin. 
White Lake- E. H. Marsliburn. 
Kate's Chapel— J. G. Layton. 
Shiloh— M. H. Seawell. 
Sugg's Geove - S. E. Cain. 
Bladen Union— A. H. Tolar. 
Mount Olive -G. F. Allen. 
Geeen Speings— M. Cashwell. 
Gebat Maesh — W. S. Johuson. 
Jackson Swamp— Elder N. Mercer. 
Union Spbings — Geo. Douglass. 



VOrWined Ministers and their Post Offices. 



J. M. Beasley, Fayette ville, N. C. 
I. T. Newton, Fayetteville, N. C. 
W. C. West, Fayetteville, N. C. 
J. G. Fisher, Eoslin, N. C. 
J. B. Downing, White Oak, N. C. 
Wm. Brunt, White Oak, N. C. 



KRJohnsoQ, St. Paul's, N. C. 
Erj?=Edwards, Cedar Creek, N. C. 
L. Brj^an, Elizabethtown, N. C. 
W. S. Melvin, AVhite Oak, N. C. 
D. S. Bullard, Clay L''ork, N. C. 
N. Mercer, Lumberton, N. C. 



# 




PROCEEDINGS. 



Tuesday, October 14th, 1884. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached b^ Elder F. W. 
Eason from the 3rd chapter and 9th verse of Proverbs, and 
the 3rd chapter and 8th verse of Malachi: " Honor the Lord 
with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine in- 
crease." — "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. 
But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee ? In tithes and 
offerings." 

At the close of the sermon a recess of half-an-hour was 
taken. 

The Association was then called to order by the Mod- 
erator, Elder J. G. Fisher, who read the 2nd chapter of James. 
The congregation sang the hymn commencing "Come ye 
that love the Lord." Prayer was then offered. Elder W. T. 
Jordan leading. 

The Clerk being absent, R. D. Melvin was appointe-e^ 
temporary Clerk. 

The roll of Churches was called, and a majority being 
represented, the Moderator declared the Association in order 
to transact its appropriate business, 

James Vann and R. W. Brooks were appointed a Com- 
mittee of Finance. 

Ralph Jessup and Jesse Newton were appointed Read- 
ing Clerks. 

The Church Letters were called for, read, and the names 
of delegates enrolled as follows: 

Cedab Ceeek— J. E. Averitt, G. W. West and Kalph Jessup. 
JuDsoN — Love McDaniel, T. J. Haywood and L. Sessoms. 
Lebanon— Elders J. M. Beasley, W. C. West and E. D. Melvin. 
Mount Taboe — C. D. Nixon, J. Eeardon and E. CoUier. 
Manchesteb — E. Howard, J. Goodman and E. W. Brooks. 
Rocky Mount— J. L. Mints, W. C. Dicks and Elder I. T. Newton. 



4- MINUTES OF THE 

Fayetieville — R. F. Peterson, W. J. Tolar and Elder F. W. Eason. 

Cedar Falls — Jas. Vann, T . R. Taylor and D. A. Buie. 

EocKFisH — E. W. Musselwhite, M. Morgan and J. Deaver. 

Mount Pisgah— W. S. Fisher, M. H. Hall and S. B. Tolar. 

CuMBEELAND Union— W. H. McDonald, W. S. Pope and A, S. Thagard. 

Shaeon — Geo. E.. Beard, Geo. B. Melvin and R. 0. Beard. 

CoELNTH — Not represented. 

Mount Pleasant — H. Melvin, S. H. Melvin and J. K. Melvin. 

Sbhth's Chapel — T. F. Rich, W. Cain and H. Carter. 

Cypeess Ceeek— a. S. Smith, M. McK. Smith and F. Smith. 

Bkiee Beanch— J. H. Tatom, H. W. Cain and A. L. Jones. 

White Oak— D. B. Melvin, D. M. Melvin and D. S Tatom. 

White Lake— R. H. Marshburn, J. R. Mulford and M. Peterson, 

Beavee Dam— Elder D. S. Bollard, J. J. BuUard and P. P. Hall. 

Kate's Chapel — J. G. Layton, W. J. Sutton and Graston Sutton,. 

Shiloh— D. D. Salmon, M. D. Averitt and W. L. Ellis. 

Sugg's Geove — S. E. Cain, P. Melvin and I. C. Beard. 

Bladen Union— R. Riddle, M. Willis and A. H. Tolar. 

Mount Olive — N. Allen, J. B. Allen and W. M. Monroe. 

Geeen Speings — D. A. McNeill, Elders T. J. Baker and J. G. Fisher. 

Geeat Maesh— Elder E. D. Johnson, A. Odum and R. B. Humphrey, 

Jackson's Swamp — Elder N. Mercer, A. H. Mercer, J. P. Mercer. 

Union Speings— W. S. Rackley, B. F. West, and Geo Douglass. 

The term of the ofiBcers of the Association having- 
expired, the Association proceeded to ballot for the same. 
Elder J. G. Fisher was elected. Moderator and R. D. Melvin 
Clerk and Treasurer. 

An invitation was given to Churches wishing to connect 
Avith this Association. None present. 

An invitation was given to corresponding and visiting- 
brethren. Elder W. T. Jordan, from the Robeson Association, 
announced himself as agent for the Biblical Recorder. Elder 
H. W. Graham, from the Little River, and Brother D. T. 
Averitt, from the South River Associations, presented them- 
selves as visitors and were welcomed to seats. 

J. B. Downing announced himself as a Corresponding 
Messenger with a package of minutes from the South River 
Association, and was welcomed to a seat. 

Appointed the male members of Cedar Creek Church a 
Committee of Vigilance. 

Appointed the Deacons of Cedar Creek Church a Com- 
mittee to arrange the preaching exercises, 



CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST ASSOCIA TION. 5 

A letter of dismission was granted the Fayetteville 
Church to connect with the Robeson Association. 

The Association then adjourned until 10 o'clock Wed- 
nesday morning. 

Prayer was then offered, R. D. Melvin leading. Bene- 
diction by Elder Wm. Brunt. 



Wednesday Morning, October 15th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour and 
spent half an hour in devotional exercises conducted by El- 
der T. B. Newberry. 

The proceedings of yesterday were read and approved. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Elder A. R. Pittman presented himself as a cor- 
responding and visiting messenger from the Robeson Asso- 
ciation with a package of minutes from that Association, and 
was welcomed to a seat. 

Churches not represented yesterday were called. None 
present. 

The report on Periodicals was read by Elder W. T. Jor- 
dan. Pending the motion to receive, the session was ad- 
dressed by Elders W. T. Jordan, A. R. Pittman, J. M. 
Beasley, T. B. Newberry and the Moderator. The report 
was adopted. (See Appendix.) 

The Association then adjourned to hear the missionary 
sermon by Elder William Brunt from Matthew 3rd chapter 
and 7th verse: "Who hath warned you to flee from the 
wrath to come.^" 

At the close of the sermon a collection amounting to 
$10.75 was taken for State, Home and Indian Missions. 

The amount paid over ($23,11) by the former Treasu- 
rer was appropriated to State, Home and Indian Missions 
(less the amount, $4.13, due former Treasurer.) 

After an intermission of half an hour the Association 
met and gave way for a meeting of the Associational Board, 



6 MINUTES OF THE 

After the Board closed its session the Association 
resumed business. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Elder Reuben Fisher presented himself as a mes- 
senger from the South River Association and was welcomed 
to a seat. 

Churches not represented yesterday were again called. 
Jackson Swamp and Sharon presented their letters and the 
names of delegates were enrolled. 

A resolution that the Association instruct the Associa- 
tional Board how to appropriate the funds in the hands of the 
Treasurer was adopted. 

The report on Associational Missions was read by Elder 
W. R. Johnson. After some remarks by the Moderator the 
report was adopted. 

Appointed Elder Wm. Brunt and Z. B. Newton a Com- 
mittee to nominate writers on different subjects for the next 
session of the Association. 

Appointed James Vann and Elder E. D. Johnson to 
select correspondents to sister Associations. 

Appointed R. F. Peterson and Elder D. S. Bullard to 
select delegates to the Baptist State Convention. 

Report on Intemperance read by R. D. Melvin. After 
a short address by R. F. Peterson the report was adopted. 

Report on Obituaries read by Elder D. S. Bullard and 
adopted. 

The Association then adjourned until lO o'clock Thurs- 
day morning. 

Prayer, Elder E. Johnson leading. 

Benediction by Elder N. Mercer. 



Thursday Morning, October i6th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour and 
opened by reading the 84th Psalm and singing, conducted 
by Elder J. M. Beasley. Prayer, Bro R. F. Peterson lead- 
ing. 



APPENDIX. 



REPOET OF THE- ASSOCIATIONAL BOAED. 

Tlie Associational Board, after its organization at Beaver Dam, held its 
first meeting with the Chiarch at Lebanon December 29th, 1883. W. C. West 
was appointed to visit Walker's School House monthly. 

Our second meeting was held with the Church at Bladen Union March 
29th, 1884. Elder W. G. West reported four days' services. Elder J. G. 
Fisher M'as appointed to visit the western part of Cumberland County 
monthly. 

Our third meeting was held with the Church at Mount Pisgah June 28th, 
1884. Elder J. G. Fisher reported two days' services. Elder Eeub en Newton 
was appointed to the western part of Cumberland County monthly. Elder J. 
M. Beasley was appointed to visit the Cumberland County Poor. House 
monthly. 

Our fourth meeting was held with the Church at Cumberland Union on 
August 30th, 1884. Eldor J. M. Beasley reported two days' services. Elder 
E. J. Edwards was appointed to visit Eockfish monthly until the Association. 

The Board has paid for Associational work $12 00 and for Education and 
State Missions $16 85. 

Let us not be discouraged. We have done a noble work in the x^ast, and 
yet there is good that can be done through this Board. 

Eespeetfully submitted, 

E. D. JOHNSON, Chairman. 
R. D. MELVIN, Secretary. 



REPOET ON PEEIODICALS. 

Your Committee would earnestly recommend the free circulation and pe- 
rusal of all good books and papers. Corrupt, trashy litereture is among the 
greatest evils of our day, and its influence can only be counteracted by the 
circulation of good literature. 

The Biblical Recorder has been so long connected with the foremost and 



10 APPENDIX, 

best interests of the denomination in the State that it has become a necessity. 
We commend it to the brethren as sound in faith and doctrine and worthj' of 
their support. 

Kind Words, oiir Sunday School paper, and the Foreign Mission Journal 
should be in every family in the denomination. 

We also commend, in addition to these, every good book or paper that 
tends to instruct, edify and improve. 

W. T. JORDAN. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

One would naturally judge that where a man renders service he ought to 
be paid for it. But ministerial service rests not only on such a basis, but 
also on express teachings of the Holy Scriptures. (See 1st Cor., chapter 9.) 
If this chapter does not teach that ministerial support is a sacred obligation, 
it is because language fails. But are we not all agreed that the ministry ought 
to be well supported ? We all answer, yes, the ministry ought to be suppoi-t- 
ed well. Let us be agreed that our ministry has not been supported as weU 
by far as it should have been. Respectfully, 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT ON A8S0CIATI0NAL MISSIONS. 

By reference to the minutes of the past twenty-six years it will be seen 
that most of the churches and a great mauy sister Associations have been built 
up through the instrumentalitj^ of this Board. The reports of our missiona- 
ries during this time show that the Lord has been with them. While much 
has been done, there is still work to do. In the western part of Robeson and 
Cumberland Counties and the lower part of Bladen there are important fields 
for us. Does not the Lord call on us to supply these places with the word ? 
Let us praj' the Lord to send forth laborers, and with willing hands let us 
hold them up that they may more successfully preach. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. JOHNSON. 



APPENDIX. II 

EEPOET ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The work of missions in the bounds of our OAvn State is a work of great 
importance. We are responsible to the world fot the dissemination of the 
truth as we hold it. How much more for the instruction of the people around 
tis? The State Mission Board has this object in -^iew and is doing this work 
as far as it has the means to prosecute this great enterprise. It is endeavor- 
ing to build up the waste places and carry the gospel into destitute sections. 
We think it advisable for all the Associations in the State to co-operate with 
this Board, so as to exhibit in the Baptist State Convention the full amount of 
money spent and sermons preached under the direction of their several 
Boards. In this way all the destitute sections in the State can be reached, 
and all the missionary work done in our State will be our own work. We 
want all the centres of influence provided with a pure gospel and all the 
churches to aid in this glorious work. Aid the faithful servants of God in 
planting the banner of the cross in all our growing towns, villages and coun- 
try stations. Let us co-operate in the State Mission work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. B. MELVIN, 
A. S. SMITH. 



REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The Southern Baptist Convention was formed or organized in Augusta, 
Ga., May the 8th, 1845. The Baptists North and South had been for several 
years working together in the interest of Foreign Missions, but the subject of 
slavery was so understood by our Northern brethren as to prevent them from 
co-operating with the South, refusing to appoint as missionaries any who 
owned slaves. You see, therefore, the necessity for the above-named organi- 
zation. At the same time and place the Foreign Missionary, Domestic Mis- 
sionary and Bible Boards were organized. From that day to this the Foreign 
Missionary work has been carried on by the South through her own Board. 
They have, under God, accomplished an immense amount of good. Hundreds 
and thousands of dollars have been expended in carryicg on this glorious 
work. 

The amount of good accomplished among the heathen already is a guar- 
antee to any of us that money given for its support is wisely given. 

The Board is now in need of funds . We ask the brethren everywhere to 
remember the present necessities of the Foreign Missionary Board at Rich- 
mond, Va. Send your money for it to Bro. B. F. Montague, Raleigh, N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. BEASLEY, Chm'n. 



12 APPENDIX. 

EEPORT ON SABBATH SCHOOLS. 

It appears from what information we have at hand that there is rapid 
progress being made in this glorious work, but not more so than ought to be, 
as we think, when we look around and see such a great field already white for 
harvest. We believe it to be one 'of the greatest means of grace in our reach. 
It is not only the means of thousands being converted to a saving knowledge 
of God, but is also a means of a growth in grace and sanctification to the 
saints. Respectfully submitted, 

W. S, FISHEE, Chairman, 



EEPOET ON INTEMPEEANCE. 

The word intemperance has attained a meaning more limited than its 
proper one. It is applied commonly to persons who habitually drink ardent 
spirits, but is equally as applicable to all transgressions of the law of modera- 
tion. All acts which may be lawfully done for one's own good, when carried 
to excess are acts of intemperance. The worst kind, which the church and 
especially the young should be warned against, is that of drinking. We often 
see persons assemble for the sake of society. Unhappily the most frequent 
bonds in such meetings is to drink. By this the mind is called into action, 
and for what purposes ? Let those who visit places of entertainment answer. 
Would we, as Christians who indulge in these evil practices, advise our chil- 
dren to take us for examples? It is an evil, and we are admonished to abstain 
from the appearance of evil. Your Committee would advise every Church 
member to search the scriptures and find out their duty in this respect, and 
especially the curse pronounced against the drunkard. Let us pray Almighty 
God to banish the evil from our land. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

E. D. MELVIN. 



EEPOET ON OBITUARIES. 

From the best statistics your Committee can get, death has taken only 
about 66 per cent, of the number taken last year. That shows the loss to be 
33 per cent, less than last year - smaller by far than usual. 

We at once see that, in the sparing of life, God has been especially mer- 
ciful during this year— in fact, far more so than usual. Then ought we not 
to be thankful for this manifestation of his watchful care and protection ? 

Eespectfully submitted, 

D. S. BULLAED. 



APPENDIX. 



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TMEASUHEM'S MEPOUT. 

D. W. McGUGAN in Account with 

Cedae Ceeek Baptist Association fok 1883-'84. 



1883. ■ 
Oct ISth. 



1883. 
Oct. 23rd 



Keceived from Financial Committee — Minute 

Fund 

Minute Fund in hand since 1882 . . ' 

Total Minute Fund 

Received from Financial Committee for Asso- 

ciatjonal Missions 

On hand October 18th, 1883 

Received from Cedar Creek Church 

Total for Associational Missions 

Received from Financial Committee for For- 
eign Missions 

Total for Foreign Missions 

Received from Financial Committee for State 

Missions 

Total for State Missions 

Received from Financial Committee for Sun- 
day School Board 

Total for Sunday School Board 

Received from Financial Committee for 

Church at New Orleans 

Total for Church Extension 

Collection at the close of Missionary Sermon 
Received from Financial Committee for Board 

of Education 

From Elder L. Bryan, Endowment of Wake 

Forest College 

Mrs. M. E. Bryan for Orphan Asylum .... 



Total for all objects . 



disbxjesements . 

Paid B. P. Montague, Treasurer Baptist State 
Convention— Foreigu Missions , 

For State Missions 

Church at New Orleans 

Sunday School Board 

Board of Education , 

Endowment of Wake Forest College 

Orphan Asylum 

Paid to E. D. Melvin, Secretary and Treasu 
urer of Associational Board 

Paid J. E. Oarrett for printing Minutes ... , 

Clerk for his services 

On hand since last session 

Total disbursements 



45 25 
4 69 



45 98 

34 22 

1 10 



67 24 


20 74 


45 


1 00 





$ 77 94 


21 


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31 


35 


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15 


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23 


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$ 49 94 

81 30 

67 24 

20 74 

45 



1 00 
23 11 

20 

1 01) 
50 



$245 48 



$249 90 



Balance in favor of Treasurer $4 42 

D. W. McGUGAN, Treasurer. 
Your committee to audit the above account find it correct excejDt an error 



14. APPENDIX. 

of 29 cents claimed to have been paid to R. D. Melvin, Treasurer of Associa- 
tional Board, which makes the amount paid him $74 02, and therefore leaves 
this Association due to former Treasurer $4 13 instead of $4 42. 



A. E. PITMAN, ) ^ ... 

R. F. PETERSON, \ Committee. 



APPENDIX. 

IIEPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



15 



CHURCHES. 


Minute 
Fund. 


Associa- 

tional 

Miss'ins. 


Foreign 
Missi'ns. 


State 
Mis's. 


Edu- 
cation 


S. S. 
Board 


Totals. 


Cedar Creek 


$ 1 20 

1 50 

2 00 

1 00 
60 
70 

2 00 
2 00 
1 00 

30 
1 25 
1 00 
1 35 
1 10 


""i'56 
50 


$ 1 62 

4 03 

50 

4 43 

5 95 

6 50 


1 00 






$ 3 82 
5 50 




50 
'306 






3 00 


Mount Tabor 

Manchester 

Rocky Mount 

Fayetteville 

Cedar Falls 

Union Springs 

Eockfish 

Mount Pisgah 

Cumberland Union.. 
Beaver Dam 






5 43 
10 55 


1 00 




8 20 
2 00 












2 00 












1 00 










30 




2 81 


1 85 


3 16 




9 07 
1 00 




1 55 
1 20 








2 90 








2 30 












Mount Pleasant 

Smith's Chapel 

Cypress Creek 


1 20 
1 00 
1 00 
1 50 
1 50 
25 
3 50 


1 00 










2 20 










1 00 












1 00 


3 50 










5 00 


White Lake 

Kate's Chapel 

WTiifp Oak 


4 36 

1 75 

1 80 

45 


'i'66 

4 30 


1 00 




6 86 
3 00 






11 60 


Shiloh 






45 


Sugg's Grove 

Bladen Union 

Mount Olive 

Green Springs 

Great Marsh 

Jackson Swamp 


40 
1 00 

1 00 

2 50 

""75 


1 25 
55 

""i'66 
1 00 


1 65 


50 
1 75 
7 10 
4 50 








2 05 








2 75 


7 00 


7 00 




23 60 
5 50 








1 75 












Total 


$ 32 60 


$ 10 30 


$ 51 77 


$18 65 


$12 16 




$125 48 







JAMES VANN, ^ ^u^^^^^ Committee. 



R. W. BROOKS 



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Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

The Moderator annonnced preaching at the stand by 
Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. None present. 

Corresponding messengers to sister Associations called 
on to report. Elder E. J. Edwards reported as having atten- 
ded the South River and was cordially received. 

Report on Ministerial support read by Elder Wm. Brunt. 
Pending the motion to receive the session was addressed by 
R. F. Peterson, Z. B. Newton, Jas. Vann, A. S. Smith, Jesse 
Newton, R. D. Melvin, J. M. Beasley and the Moderator. 
After which the report was adopted. 

Agreed that the next session of this Association be 
held with the Church at White Oak, Bladen County, to meet 
on Wednesday after the second Sabbath in October, 1885. 
Elder E. D. Johnson to preach the Introductory Sermon on 
Wednesday at 11 o'clock A. M., and Elder J; M. Beasley to 
preach the Missionary Sermon on Thursday at 1 1 o'clock 
A. M. 

Appointed Elder A. R. Pitman and R. F. Peterson an 
Auditing Committee. 

The following query from Mount Pisgah Church was 
read: " Has a Baptist Church the Scripture for ' Thus saith the 
Lord' for discipling a brother for non-attendance at their 
Church meetings held on week days .^ After addresses by 
Elders A. R. Pitman, J. M. Beasley, Wm. Brunt and Brother 
R. Frank Peterson it was laid on the table. 

The report of the Treasurer was read and referred to 
the Auditing Committee. 

The Committee to select corresponding messengers to 
sister Associations submitted the following report: 

To the Gape Fear — Elders E. D. Johnson and W. S. Melvin 
To the South Biver— Elders D. S Bullard, Wm. K. Johnson and E. J. Ed- 
wards. 

To the Little River— Elders J. M. Beasley and W. C. West. 

To the Robeson — Elders N. Mercer, E. D. Johnson and Bro. G. F. Allen. 

The Committee appointed to select delegates to the 
Baptist State Convention submitted the following report: 

Elders W. S. Melvin, J. M. Beasley, E. J. Edwards, I. T. Newton, and 
Brethren James Vann, A. J. Guy, W. T. Fisher, K. W. Brooks and D. M. 
Melvin. 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

The Committee appointed to select writers and subjects 
for next session of this Association submitted the follow- 
ing report: 

Education— Elder D. S. Bullard. 

Ministerial Education— Elder J. M. Beasley. 

Ministerial Support— K D. Melvin. 

Home and Indian Missions- Elder I. T. Newton. 

State Missions— Elder E. J. Edwards. 

Associational Missions— Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Periodicals — Ralph Jessup. 

Intemperance — James Yann. 

Bible Schools— Elder J. G. Fisher. 

Obituaries — A. S. Smith. 

The Auditing Committee submitted their report, which 
was received. 

The report on State Missions was read by A. S. Smith 
and adopted. 

Association took a recess of half-an-hour. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Committee on Sabbath Schools submitted their 
report, and after short addresses by James Vann and R. F. 
Peterson it was adopted. 

The Clerk was instructed to have as many minutes 
printed as the funds in hand would justify, and distribute pro 
rata, the Clerk to have $15 for his services. 

Committee on Foreign Missions reported. Report 
received. 

The report of the Associational Board was read and 
adopted. 

The following resolution was offered by R. Frank Peter- 
son and adopted: — 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body are due and hereby tendered to 
the brethren and friends of this community for the genteel and hospitable 
manner in which they have entertained the delegates and visitors during the 
session of this Association. 

The minutes of the day were read and approved. 

The Association then adjourned. Prayer offered, Elder 
D. S. Bullard leading. The Association sang the hymn, 
"Come, christian brother, ere we part, &c." Benediction by 
the Moderator. 

J. G. FISHER, Moderator. 

R. D. Melvin, Clerk. 



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MIN UTES 



OF THE 



28th ANNUAL 'SESSION 



OF THE 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association^ 

HELD WITH THE 

t 

BLADEN COUNTY, N. C, 
October I4tli-i6tli, 1885. 



Elder E. D. JOHNSON, Moderator St. Paul's. 

R. D. MELVIN, Clerk . . . Fayetteville. 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 

K.nWAKDS, BROUGHTON & CO., POWER PRINTERS AND BINDERS. 

1885. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



28lh ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association^ 

HELD WITH THE 

OHiarcH at ■X'sTHite Oals:, 
BLADEN COUNTY, N. C, 
Octofeer I4tli— i6tli, 1885. 



Elder E. D. JOHNSON, Moderator ' St. Paul's. 

R. D. MELVIN, Clerk Fayetteville. 



RALEIGH, N. C. : 

EDWARDS, BROUGHTON & CO., POWER PRINTERS AND BINDERS. 

1885. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR 1885-86. 



Chueches and Members. 



Cedar Creek H. J. Guy. 

Judson W. H. Melvin. 

Lebanon R. D. Melvin. 

Mt. Tabor W. Hatcher. 

Manchester P. Howard. 

Rocky Mount... I. T. Newton. 

Cedar Falls J. Vann. 

Rockfish .E. Musselwhite. 

Mt. Pisgah W. L. Nunally. 

Cumb'd Union. .J.M.Johnson. 

Beaver Dam J. J. Bullard. 

Sharon Geo. Melvin. 

Corinth D. Carter. 

Mt. Pleasant J. K. Melvin. 

Centre Road J. Pate. 



Smith's Chapel...W. R. Carter. 
Cypress Creek..M.McK.Smith. 

Brier Branch J. H. Tatom. 

White Oak D. B. Melvin. 

White Lake,.R.H.Marshburn. 
Kates Chapel.... J. G. Layton. 

Shiloh M. H. Seawell. 

Sugg's Grove S. R. Cain. 

Bladen Union A. H. Tolar. 

Mt. Olive.. G. F. Allen. 

Green Springs.. W.S.Bramble. 
Great Marsh.., W. S. Johnson. 
Jackson Swamp... .N. Mercer. 
Union Springs. ...G. Douglas. 
Spring Vale........ J. Peterson. 



Ministers and their Post Offices. 

J. M. Beasley .Fayetteville, N. C. 

I. T. Newton Fayetteville. N. 0. 

W. C. West Fayetteville, N. C. 

J. G. Fisher Roslin, N. C. 

I. B. Downing White Oak, N. C. 

Wm. Brunt White Oak, N. C. 

E. D. Johnson St. Paul's, N. C. 

E. J. Edwards, Cedar Creek, N. C. 

D. S. Bullard Clay Fork, N. C. 

W. S. Melvin White Oak, N. C. 

N. Mercer ,, .Lumberton, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Wednesday, October 14th, 1885, 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder E. D. 
Johnson, from S4th Psalm, 11th verse: "For the Lord God 
is a Miu and shieid. The Lord will give grace and glory ; 
no good thing will He withhold from them that walk up- 
rightly." 

At the close of the sermon a recess of forty-five minutes 
wcH taken. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator, 
Elder J. G. Fisher, who read the 72nd Psalm. Prayer of- 
fered, Bro. J. E, Ray leading. 

Appointed Elder Wm. Brunt and W. J. Sutton reading 
clerks. 

Appointed W. S, Hair and J. G. Layton a committee on 
FinaPiCe. 

The church letters were then called for and read, and the 
names of delegates enrolled as follows : 

Cedar Creek— W. S. Hair, C. Jessnp and D. Carter. 
Judson—*lj. McDaniel, *J. Horn and *E. H. Bullard. 
Lebanon— B.. D. Melvin, Elders =^J. M. Beasley and *W. C. West. 
Mt Tabor— W. Hatcher, R. H. Bell and *J. Wood. 
3Ianchester—B.. King, *Z. T. Kivett and *J. T. Wright. 
Rocky Mount— 1. T. Newton. H. D. Mints and Z. B. Newton. 
Cedar Falls — James Vann and *C. D. Hall. 
Rockflsh — Represented by letter. 

Mt. Pisgah— Elder E. J. JEdwards, 8. R. Tolar and C. H. Ellis. 
Cumberland Union— S. B. Downing, *W. S. Pope and J. M. 
Johnson. 

Beaver Dam— Elder D. S. Bullard and J. J. Bullard. 

Sharon— W. F. Beard, R. W. Melvin and C. T. Davis. 

Smith's Chapel— 'W. Cain, A. Cashwell and H. Carter. 

Cypress Creek— E. Rich, L. H. Smith and M. MeK. Smith. 

Brier Branch- J. H. Tatom, H. Melvin and A. L. Jones. 

White Oak—T>. B. Melvin, D. R. Cain and A. Martin. 

White Lake—R. H. Marshburn, G. F. Thomas and H. L. Peterson. 

Kate's C7iapel—W. J. Sutton, *R. Merritt and J. G. Layton. - _ j 

Shiloh—B. D. Salmon, *M. D. Averitt and T. J. Ellis. 

Bladen Union— R. M. Tolar, *R. B. Humphrey and W. C. Riddle. 

Mt. Olive^'B. Allen, GI-. P. Allen and *J. H. Brisson. 

l^^Those marked thus * were absent. 



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Green Springs -Elder J, G. Fisher, D, A. McNeill and "W. S. 
Bramble. 

Great Marsh— Blder E. D. Johnson, *Gr. M. D. Howard and W. S. 
Johnson. 

Jackson Swamp — *N. Mercer, *A. H. Mercer and J. P. Mercer. 

Union Springs — *W. S. Rackley, *B. F. West and Gr. Douglas. 

Mt. Pleasant— J. K.' Melvin, *S. H. Melvin and H. Melvin, 
Suggs'' Grove — S. R. Cain, W. Suggs and P. Melvin. 
Centre Road — J. Pate, G. M. Pate and L. J. Hester. 
Spring Vale — J. Peterson, A. Peterson and L. H. Carter. 

The term of the officers of the Association having ex- 
pired, the Association proceeded to ballot for the same. 
Eider E. D. Johnson was elected Moderator, and R. D. Mel- 
vin, Clerk and Treasurer. - 

Extended an invitation to churches wishing to connect 
with us. The churches at Centre Road, Bladen county, 
and Spring Vale, Sampson county, two newly constituted 
churches, were duly received into the Association, and the 
right hand of fellowship extended to the delegates, and 
their names enrolled. 

An invitation was given to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Elder C. L. Powell, from the Cape Fear, Elder 
W. A. Melvin, from the South River Associations, an- 
nounced themselves as visitors, and were welcomed to seats. 
Bro. C. L Smith, Corresponding Editor of the Biblical 
Recorder, and Bro. J. E. Ray, Corresponding Secretary of 
the Baptist State Convention, presented themselves, and 
were welcomed to seats in the Association. 

Appointed the male members of White Oak Church a 
committee of vigilence. 

Appointed the deacons of White Oak Church a commit- 
tee to arrange the preaching exercises. 

The report on Periodicals called for. The writer being 
absent, Bro. C. L. Smith was requested to prepare a report, 
to be read when called for. 

Elder C. L. Powell was appointed to preach the Mission- 
ary Sermon to-morrow at 11 o'clock a. m. 

The Association then adjourned until 9 o'clock Thursday 
morning. 

Prayer offered, Elder W. A. Melvin leading. Benediction 
by the Moderator. 



Oedae Cheek Baptist Association. 



i- Thursday Morning, October 15th. 

The Association conveoed at the appointed hour. The 
Moderator read the 17th chapter of John. Prayer by the 
Moderator. 

Proceedings of yesterday read and approved. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. None present. 

Churches not represented yesterday were called, their let- 
ters read and names of delegates enrolled. 

The report on State Missions was read. Pending the 
motion to receive, the Association was addressed by J. E. 
Ray, Corresponding Secretary Baptist State Convention. 
At the close of the address the Association called off to 
hear the Missionary Sermon by Elder C. L. Powell, from 
Malachi 3rd chapter, 8th — 12th verses. At the close of 
the sermon a collection for Associational Missions was 
taken amounting to $7.14. • 

The Association took a recess for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

The report on State Missions resumed. After remarks by 
Elder J. G. Fisher, the report was adopted. 

The Association then gave way for a meeting of the As- 
sociational Board. After the Board closed its session, the 
Association resumed business. 

The report on Home and Indian Missions was read by 
Elder I. T. Newton, who addressed the body, and the report 
was adopted. (See Report.) 

The report on Associational Missions was read by Elder 
E. D. Johnson. After remarks by Elder E. J. Edwards, the 
report was adopted. (See Report.) 

The report on Periodicals was read by Elder E. J. Ed- 
wards. After remarks by Elders V/m. Brunt, W. A. Melvin 
and Bro. Jas. Vann, the report was adopted. 

Appointed James Vann and R. D. Melvin a committee to, 
select delegates to Baptist State Convention. 

Appointed Elders W. S. Melvin and I. T. Newton a com- 
mittee to select corresponding messengers to sister Associa- 
tions. 

Appointed Elders E. J. Edwards and Wm. Brunt a com- 
mittee to nominate writers on difiFerent subjects for the 
next session of this Association. 



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The report on Intemperance was read by Jas. Vann. A-f- 
ter remarks by Bro. Vann and Elder 0. L. Powell, report 
adopted. (See Report.) 

The report on Ministerial Education was read. After re- 
marks by Elders C. L. Powell and Wm, Brunt, the report 
was adopted. (See Report.) 

The Association then adjourned until 9:30 o'clock Friday 
morning. Prayer, Elder Wm. Brunt leading. Benediction 
by the Moderator. 



Friday Morning, October 16th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. Reli- 
gious exercises, conducted by Eider I. T. Newton. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Renewed the invitatiojj to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. None present. 

The committee to name writers on different subjects for 
next session, reported as follows : 

On Education — Elder I. T. Newton. 

On Mmisterial Education — Elder Wm. Brunt. 

On Home and Indian Missions — M. McK. Smith. ^ 

On State Missions — Elder B. J. Edwards. 

On Ministerial Support— Wider J. G. Fisher. 

On Associational Missions — Elder J. M. Beasley. 

On Periodicals— Wder D. S. Bullard. 

On Intemperance — Elder J. B. Downing. 

On Bible Schools — E. D. Melvin. 

On Obituaries — J. G. Layton. ^-. 

The report on Bible Schools was read by Elder J, G. 
Fisher. Report adopted. 

The report on Ministerial Support was then read by R. 

D. Melvin, and after addresses by Elders G. L. Powell and 

E. J. Edwards, the report was adopted. (See Report.) 

The committee appointed to select delegates to the Baptist State 
Convention made the following report: 

Elders E. D. Johnson, E. J. Edwards, J. G. Fisher, T. T. Newton 
W. S. Melvin and D. S. Bullard; Brethren W. J. Sutton, William 
Hatcher, W. S. Hair, Ralph Jessup and Z. B. Newton. 

Elder E. J. Edwards offered the following resolution, 
which was adopted : 



CflDAR Creek Baptist Association. 



We learn the Roman Catholics have in the United States ninety- 
flve orphan homes ; the Episcopalians have thirty-five ; the Luthe- 
rans eight ; the Jews eight, while the Baptist have only seven. Now, 
in view of the fact, we, the Cedar Creek Baptist Association, do 

Resolved, That we endorse the Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville, 
and that we avail ourselves of the opportunity of speaking in be- 
half of said Orphanage, and to do all we can to aid in the support 
of the same. 

Agreed thai the next session of this Association be held 
with the church at Green Springs, Robeson county, on Wed- 
nesday after the second Sabbath iu Octeber, 1886. Elder 
D. S. Bullard to preach the Introductory Sermon Wednes- 
day at 11 o'clock. Elder E. J, Edwards to preach the Mis- 
sionary Sermon on Thursday at 11 o'clock, a. m. 

Appointed W. J. Sutton and D. B Melvm. an Auditing 
Committee. 

The report of the Treasurer was read, and referred to the 
Auditing Committee. 

The committee appointed to select mesieDgers to sister 
Associations submitted the following report ; 

To the Cape ^ear— Elders E. D. Johnson and W. S. Melvin. 

To the Robeson — Elders E. D. Johnson, N. Mercer and brother E, ■ 
J. Johnson. 

To the South River— 'EAders E. J. Edwards, J. G. Fisher, D. 8. 
Bullard, W. S. Melvin and brother R. D. Melvin. 

To the Little River — Elders J. M. Beasley, I. T. Newton and 
brother Wm. Hatcher. 

Elder J. G. Fisher offered the following resolution, which 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That the hearty thanks of this body are due and are 
hereby tendered to the brethren, sisters and friends of this commu- 
nity for the bountiful hospitality shown them during the session of 
this body. 

Agreed to pay clerk $10 for his services, and he to have 
as many minutes printed as funds in hand would justify. 

The following resolution was offered by Z. B. Newton, 
and adopted : 

Whereas, We have at White Oak a good school, taught by Elder 
Wm. Brunt, a christian gentleman of long experience in teaching, 
and we recognize the great need of giving to our children an educa- 
tion that will prepare them for the various vocations in life: 
therefore, 



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Resolved, By this Association, that we heartily endorse brother 
Brunt in his efforts to build up a good school in our midst; that w© 
will endeavor to give him that patronage which he so much deserves. 

The Auditing Committee submitted their report, which 
was received. 

Minutes of to-day read and approved. 

The Association then adjourned. Prayer offered, Elder 
J. G. Fisher leading. Benediction by the Moderator. 

^ _ E. D. JOHNSON* Moderator. 

R. D. Melvin, Clerk. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 9 

APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD. 

At our first meeting held with the church at Cedar Creek, October 
15th, 1884, Elder J. M. Beasley was appointed to visit the Cum- 
berland county poor-house ; Elder W. R. Johnson to visit Walker's 
school house and Gainey's Store, and Elder E. J. Edwards to visit 
Rockflsh. 

Our second meeting was held with the church at Cedar Falls, No- 
vember 29th, 1884. Elder W. R. Johnson reported six days' services. 

Our third meeting was held with the church at Green Springs, 
March 28th, 1885. Elder W. R. Johnson reported twelve days' 
services. 

Our fourth meeting was held with the church at Great Marsh, 
May 30th, 1885. Elder J. G. Fisher reported three days' services at 
Rockflsh. 

Elder W. R. Johnson reported ten days' services at Gainey's Store 
and "Walker's School House. 

Elder E. J. Edwards reported one days' service at Johnson's 
School House. 

Our fifth meeting was held with the church at Cedar Creek, Au- 
gust 29th, 1885. Elder W. R. Johnson reported fourteen days' ser- 
vices in a series of meetings at Gainey Store. 

The missionaries report a total of fifty-four days, for which the 
Board has paid $72. 95. 

Our last meeting was held with the church at White Oak during 
the Association. Elder W. R. Johnson reported two days' services. 
Thus closed the work of the Board for the past year. 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. J. Edwards, Chairman. 

R. D. Melvin, Secretary. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The religious press is a potent educator, and we know of no pa- 
per so well suited to the Baptist of North Carolina as the Biblical 
Recorder. It is sound in faith and an able exponent of our views. 
Through its columns our educa,tional interests are fostered, and we 
are kept informed as to the condition of our mission and Sunday 
school work. It strengthens the churches and unifies the denomi- 
nation throughout the State. We believe it to be a necessity to 
every well informed Baptist, and ask the pastors within the bounds 
of this Association to make special effort to extend its circulation. 
We commend Kind Words to our Sunday schools and the Foreign 
Mission Journal to the membership of the churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. L. Smith, 
For Committee^ 



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REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Some one has said the denomination that pays the most attention 
to the children will be the denomination of the future. Holy writ 
says train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he 
will not depart from it. These two, with many other points, should 
impress us with the importance of instilling into the minds of the 
young the truths of God's word, which can be done by well organ- 
ized and properly conducted Sabbath schools. 

Respectfully submitted, J. Q. Fisher. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

The ministry is a divine office estabhshed by God himself for the 
grand purpose of publishing salvation to a lost and ruined world 
It is therefore, the duty of the churches to maintain a cordial sup- 
port of the ministry. "They that preach the gospel shall live of 
the gospel," is the divine law. Do we not fall far short of our duty 
by faihng to give of our means to th.j support of our pastors? 
The ministers of Christ should be suppli^id with good books and 
papers, that they may prepare themselves to preach acceptably. 
Respectfully submitted, R. d. Mei^vin". 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

It is highly important to the expounding of the Word of God and 
to the success of the Baptist church that our ministers should be 
educated at our Colleges. For the extension of our church we 
should not rely upon the doctrines alone, but our ministers should 
be sufficiently informed to explain and defend those doctrines Ou- 
Savior's last command was " Go ye therefore and teach all nations '' 
And how can they teach unless they have been taught? 

Respectfully submitted, Committee 



REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

This has been the special work of the Association, and much good 
has been accomplished in building up the cause of Christ in our 
midst. There has been a good many churches built up through its 
work. But for the last few years it has not been as well sustained 
But we think there is still much need of help to the destitute places 
and weak churches. E. D. Johnson 



REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

God has most signally blessed this department of our Master's 
work. During the past three years the missionaries of the State 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 11 



Board have organized thirty-nine churches and more than a hun- 
dred new Sunday schools, built twenty-eight houses of worship, and 
witnessed the professed conversion of more than three thousand souls. 
This year our work has been even more enlarged and the Board has 
under its supervision seventy missionaries who are laboring in nearly 
every section of the State, carrying the gospel to those who have it 
not, and the reports are most encouraging; but there is still great 
destitution in some parts of North Carolina. Along our extreme 
eastern and western borders are six whole counties in which there 
are only four Baptist churches, and seven counties in which there is 
not one Baptist minister, and five other counties in which there is 
but one Baptist minister each. My brethren, are you willing to 
allow this State of things to remain so any longer. If not help the 
State Board to send men to break to them the bread of life? 

There are missionaries of this Board already stationed nearly all 
around these destitute regions, and as soon as the means can be had, 
the whole territory will be occupied. The people in these sections 
are earnestly asking for preachers to be sent to them. Shall we not 
gladly send them. 

Respectfully submitted, E. J, Edwards. 



REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 

Our hearts throb within us when we think of the great evil that 
exists in our land, caused by the use of that demon alcohol. We 
hope the time will soon come when not a drop will be used, and 
recommend our ministers to impress upon the minds of their con- 
gregations the importance of abstaining from the evil of strong 
drink. Respectfully submitted, James Vanst. 



REPORT ON HOME AND INDIAN MISSIONS.. 

There are vast portions of our country without the gospel of our 
Lord Jesus Christ. If we would preach this gospel to every crea- 
ture it would be wise for us to attend to our Home Mission work. 
Then we would not only see the salvation of our own countrymen, 
but receive their assistance in carrying the gospel to foreign lands. 
We daily eat bread produced from the, soil which once belonged to 
the Indians. Shall we let them pass away without the light of the 
gospel, and perish forever for want of the bread of life, while we 
have the means of placing it within their reach. Let us answer 
no ! and arouse to our duty of sending this gospel to the Red men 
of the west and to all destitute portions of our land. 

Committee, 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 

R. D. Melvin, in account with Cedar Creek Association, i884-'85. 
1884. 

Oct. 14. To balance on hand _ $ jg g2 

" " To amount from Finance Committee for Minute Fund 32 60 

" " To Foreign Missions 51 77 

" " To State Missions 35 45 

" " To Home and Indian Missions 19 82 

" " To Associational Missions. 10 30 

" " To Education 12 16 

Nov. 30. To collection Cedar Falls . . . i 60 

1885. 

Mar. 29. To collection Green Springs 3 40 

May 30. To cash from Cedar Creek Church 2 56 

" " To collection Great Marsh „, . 301 

Aug. 36. To collection Cedar Creek _ 8 00 



$240 68 
Disbursements. 
1884. 
Oct. 20. By amount paid B. F. Montague, Treasurer Baptist State 

Convention, for Foreign Missions 51 77 

" -For State Missions 35 45 

14. Paid Education „. 12 16 

" Paid Home and Indian Missions ig 82 

" Paid Express charges - 40 

" Paid D. W. McGougan, former Treasurer 4 13 

Paid printing Minutes. ._ _ 27 50 

Paid Clerk his services _ 15 00 

Paid Elder W. R. Johnson, 6 days... 900 

-Paid Elder J. G. Fisher, 4 days _ 6 00 

Paid Elder W. R. Johnson, 12 days.. 18 00 

Paid Elder J. G. Fisher, 3 days 4 50 

Paid Elder W. R. Johnson, 10 days 15 00 

Paid Elder E. J. Edwards, 3 days 3 00 

Paid Elder W. R.Johnson, 14 days 17 45 

Unpaid script on hand i 50 



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Respectfully submitted, 

R. D. Melvin, Treasurer. 
Your Committee to audit the above find it correct. 

W. J. Sutton, 
D. B. Melvin, 
Committee^ 



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Your Committee have examined the above and find it correct. 

W. J. Sutton, 

D. B. Melvin, 

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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty-Ninth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE 

CHinrcto. at O-reen SprirLg-s, 

ROBESON COUNTY, N. C, 

October 13th, 14th and 15th, 1886. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator. _ --. -.White Oak, N. C. 

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iS 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty-Ninth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE 



Oli-arcH at C3rreen. Spring's, 

ROBESON COUNTY, N. C, 

October 13th, IMh and 15th, 1886. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator. .White Oak, N. C. 

R. D. MELVIN, Clerk and Treasurer, Idaho, 



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Edwards, Broughton & Co., Power Printers and Binders. 

1886. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR i886-'87. 



CHURCHES AND MEMBERS. 



Cedar Creek .M. V. Hair 

Judson... R. D. Melvin 

Lebanon J. S. Beard 

Mt. Tabor W. Hatcher 

Manchester.. R. P. Howard 

Rocky Mount Z. B. Newton 

Cedar Falls Jas. Vann 

Rockfish E. W. Musselwhite 

Mt. Pisgah .W. L. Nunnally 

Cumberland Union ...J. M. Johnson 

Beaver Dam J. J. Bullard 

Sharon Geo. Melvin 

Corinth J. K. Green 

Mt. Pleasant J. K. Melvin 

Centre Road... J. Pate 



Smith's Chapel W. R. Carter 

Cypress Creek M. McK. Smith 

Brier Branch J. H. Tatom 

White Oak.... ..D.B. Melvin 

White Lake R. H. Marshburn 

Kates' Chapel J. G. Layton 

Shiloh M. H. Seawell 

Sugg's Grove S. R. Cain 

Bladen Union ._A. H. Tolar 

Mt. Olive G. F. Allen 

Green Springs W. S. Bramble 

Great Marsh G. M. D. Howard 

Jackson Svv'amp N. Mercer 

Union Springs G. Douglas 

Spring Vale J. Peterson 



MINISTERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



J. M. Beasley Fayetteville 

W. C. West Fayetteville 

J. G. Fisher ..Roslin 

J. B. Downing Ham 

Wm. Brunt White Oak 

T. J. Baker 



E. D. "Johnson St. Paul's 

J. D. Clarke St. Paul's 

E. J. Edwards Cedar Cfeek 

D. S. Bullard Clay Fork 

W. S. Melvin White Oak 

N. Mercer Lumberton 



'.If, i.'.'j I 

' '"proceedings. 



Wednesday, October 13th, 1886. 

The Introductory Sermon was preached by Elder D. S. 
Bullard from Romans, 8th chapter 1st verse : "There is now 
no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who 
walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit." 

At the close of the sermon, a recess of forty-five minutes 
was taken. 

The Association was then called to order by the Modera- 
tor, Eider E. D. Johnson, who read the 17th chapter of 
John. Prayer offered, Elder J. G. Fisher leading. 

Appointed A. S. Smith and J. G. Layton Reading Clerks. 

Appointed James Vann and H. M. Howard a Committee 
on Finance. 

Roll called, and a majority of the churches being repre- 
sented the Association was declared ready for business. 

The church letters were then called for and read, and the 
names of delegates enrolled as follows: 

Lebanon— mAer^. C. West W. A. Beard and J. S. Beard. 
Cedar Creek—M. V. Hair, E. H. Jackson and A, J. Guy. 
Judscn — R. D. Melvin, J. Horn and M. F. Fort. 
Mt. Tabor— '^']o\-in Wood, R. Collier and Wm. Hatcher. 
Manchester— -^Z. T. Kivett, H. M. Howard and J. A. Howard. 
Rocky Mount— Z. B. Newton, [. L. Mintz and H. D. Mintz. 
Cedar Falls — *C. D. Hall and Rev. James Vann. 
Rockfish—'E.. W. Mussel white, M. Morgan and C. Morgan. 
Mount Fisgah-YXA&x E. J. Edwards, W. S. Fisher and W, L. Nunnally 
Cumberland Union — D. K. Mintz, E. F. Jones and D. B. Cole. 
Beaver Dam — Elder D. S. Bullard, *G. L. Horn and *P. P. Hall. 
Sharon — Sion Horn, D. B. Beard and D. W. Horn. 
Corinth— C. M. Green, M. P. McDaniel and J. A. Simmons. 
Smith's Chapel — Not represented. 
Cypress Creek — A. S. Smith and T. M. Smith, 

Brier Branch— K. L. Jones, J. W. D. Downing and A. L. Tatom 
White Oak—D. L. Melvm, T. D. Singletary and A. Cain. 
White Lake — Not represented. 
Kates' Chapel — J. G. Layton and J.jK. Sutton. 
Mt. Pleasant— HqX. represented. 

Shiloh—SN . H. Butler, N. Jones and M. ]). Averitt. 
Sting's Grove — I. C. Beard, S. R. Cain and Peter Melvin. 
Bladen Union— ^. M. Tolar, T. J. Riddle and R. Riddle. 
Mt. Olive— '^. Allen, G. F. Allen and C. D. Kinlow. 



*See Note. 



4 Minutes of the 

Green Springs — Elder J. G. Fisher and D. A. McNeill and W. S. Bramble. 
Great Marsh — Elders E. D. Johnson, J, D. Clark and J. Johnson. 
Jackson's Swamp — Not represented. 
Union Springs — G. Douglas and M. Strickland. 
Centre Road—G. G. King, N. R. Reaves and L. T. Hester. 
Spring Vale — J. W. Green, A. Smith and L. H. Carter. 

The term of the officers having expired, the Association 
proceeded to ballot for the same. Elders J. T. Fisher and 
W. S. Fisher were appointed tellers. Elder William Brunt 
was elected Moderator, and R. D. Melvin re-elected Clerk 
and Treasurer. 

Extended an invitation to churches wishing to connect 
with this Association. None present. 

An invitation was extended to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Elder T. B. Newberry announced himself as a 
visitor from the Robeson Association, and was welcomed to 
a seat. 

Bro. J. E. Ray, Corresponding Secretary of the Baptist 
State Convention, presented himself and was welcomed to 
a seat. He also announced himself as agent for the Biblical 
Rtxorder. Elder J. O. Tew announced himself a messenger, 
and Elder I. T. Newton announced himself a visitor from 
the South River Association and were welcomed to seats. 

On motion, the letter from Rocky Mount was laid on the 

table. 

Appointed the male members of Green Springs Church 
a Committee of Vigilance. 

Appointed the pastor and deacons of Green Springs 
Church a committee to arrange preaching exercises. 

The report on Periodicals was read by Elder D. S. Bullard. 
After remarks by J. E. Ray and A. S. Smith, the report was 
adopted. (See Appendix.) 

The letter from Rocky Mount was taken from the table, 
read and received and the names of the delegates enrolled. 

The Association then adjourned till 9.30 o'clock Thursday 
morning. Prayer offered, Elder J. D. Clarke leading. 



Thursday Morning, October 14th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. Re- 
ligious exercises conducted by Elder T. J. Baker, who read 
the 103rd Psalm. Prayer offered. Elder J. D. Clarke lead- 
ing. 1,1 J 

Proceedings of yesterday read and approved. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 5 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. C. T. Cashwell announced himself as a visitor 
from the Robeson Association and was welcomed to a seat. 

Churches not represented yesterday called. None pres- 
ent. 

The report on State Missions was read by Elder E. J. 
Edwards. Pending the motion to receive, the Association 
was addressed by Elder E. J. Edwards and Bro. J. E. Ray. 
The report was adopted and the following pledges made for 
State Missions for 1886, and a collection of $37.26 taken up. 



Cedar Creek Church $ 5 oo 

Judson Church 5 00 

Lebanon Church 5 00 

Mount Tabor Church 5 00 

Manchester Church ._ _ 5 00 

Rocky Mount Church 2 00 

Cedar I'alls Church 3 00 

Mount Pisgah Church 5 00 

Cumberland Union Church 10 00 

Sharon Church 5 00 

Cypress Creek Church 5 00 



Brier Branch Church $ 2 00 

White Oak Church .. 10 00 

Kates' Chape] Church 5 00 

Shiloh Church 200 

Bladen Union Church 5 00 

Green Springs Church 10 00 

Great Marsh Church 6 OO 

Jackson Swamp Church 5 00 

Union Springs Church. 2 00 

Centre Road Church 2 GO 

Spring Vale Church 2 00 

Total $105 CO 



The Association called off to hear the Missionary Sermon 
by Elder E. J. Edwards from Ecclesiastes, 9th chapter and 
lOth verse: " For whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it 
with all thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor 
knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave whither thou goest." 

At the close of the sermon a collection for Associational 
Missions was taken, amounting to $8.27. 

The Association took recess for refreshments. 

Afternoon Session. 



Churches not represented yesterday again called. The 
letters from Mt. Olive and Centre Road were read, and the 
names of the delegates enrolled. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. D. W. McGugan announced himself as a messen- 
ger, and Elders A. R. Pitman and A. J. Marley were 
announced as visitors from the Robeson Association, and 
all welcomed to seats. 

At the request of the Treasurer, it was ordered that the 
Finance Committee pay over to J. E. Ray the amounts in 
their hands for State and Foreign Missions and the Baptist 
Orphanage. 



6 Minutes of the 

The Association gave way for a meeting of the Executive 
Board. After the Board closed its session the Association 
resumed business. 

Appointed Eider E. D. Johnson to write on Associational 
Missions and report to-morrow. 

Report on Ministerial Support was read by Elder J. G. 
Fisher, which was adopted. (See Report.^ 

The report on Bible Schools was read by R. D. Melvin. 
After remarks by Elder J. D. Clarke and A. H. Tolar the 
report was adopted. (See Report.) 

The report on Ministerial Education was read by Elder 
William Brunt. Pending the m.otion to receive, the session 
was addressed by Elders William Brunt and E. J. Edwards 
and Z. B. Newton. Report adopted. (See Report.) 

Appointed A. S. Smith and Elder J. G. Fisher a commit- 
tee to select delegates to the Baptist State Convention. 

Appointed Elder J. D. Clark and H. M. Howard a com- 
mittee to select messengers to sister Associations. 

Appointed Elder J. D. Clarke to prepare a report on 
Intemperance and report to-morrow. 

Appointed Elder D. S. Bullard and Z. B. Newton a com- 
mittee to nominate writers on different subjects for the next 
session. 

The report on Obituaries was read by J. G. Layton. 

Agreed that the next session of this Association be held 
with the church at Cumberland Union, Cumberland County, 
on Wednesday after the second Sunday in October, 1887. 
Elder J. T. Fisher to preach the Introductory Sermon on 
Wednesday at 11 o'clock A. M., Elder William Brunt the 
Missionary Sermon on Thursday at 11 o'clock A. M. 

Z. B. Newton and M. V. Hair were appointed an auditing 
committee. 

The Association then adjourned until 9.30 o'clock Friday 
morning. Prayer, W. S. Fisher leading. Benediction by 
Elder E. J. Edwards. 



Friday Morning, October 15th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. Re- 
ligious exercises conducted by Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Churches not represented yesterday called. The letter 
from Corinth was read and the names of the delegates 
enrolled. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 7 

The report of the Treasurer was read and referred to the 
Auditing Committee. 

The report on Home and Indian Missions was read by A. 
S. Smith and adopted. (See Report.) 

The report on Education was read by Elder I.T. Newton. 
Pending the motion to receive, the body was addressed by 
Elders i. T. Newton, E. J. Edwards, J. G. Fisher and Wm. 
Brunt. Report adopted. (See Report.) 

The report on Associational Missions was read by Elder 
E. D. Johnson. After remarks by Elders E. D. Johnson, 
E. J. Edwards and brethren J. A. Howard, R. D. Melvin 
and A. S. Smith, the report Was adopted. (See Report.) 

The report on Intemperance was read by Elder J. D. 
Clarke. After remarks by Elders J. D. Clarke and E. J. 
Edwards the report was adopted. (See Report.) 

The committee to select delegates to the Baptist State 
Convention submitted the following report : Elders William 
Brunt, E. D. Johnson, E. J. Edwards, D. S. Bullard, J. G. 
Fisher, W. S. Melvin, J. M. Beasiey and J. B. Downing, and 
brethren Z. B. Newton, D, B. Cole, M. McK. Smith, James 
Vann and D. Leslie Melvin. 

The committee to select messengers to sister Associations 
submitted the following report : 

To Cape Fear— YAAqxs, E. D. Jolinson, E. J. Edwards and W. S. Johnson. 
To South 7?/wr— Elders f. G." Fisher, D. S. Bullard and R. P. Howard. 
To Little yPzwr— Elder W. C. West, Wm. Hatcher and H. M. Howard. 
To Robeson— ^\&Qx J. D. Clarke, E. S. Johnson and G. M. D. Howard. 

The committee to nominate writers on different subjects 
for next session reported as follows: 

Prayer Meetings —Y). K. Mintz. 

Education — R. D. Melvin. 

Ministerial Education — Elder E. J. Edwards. 

Home and Indian Missions — Elder J. G. Fisher. 

State Missions — Elder William Brunt. 

Associational Missions — Elder E. D. Johnson. 

Ministerial Support — PI. M. Howard. 

Perioaicals — Henry Jones. 

Intemperance — A. S. Smith. 

Bible Schools— T). M. Melvin. 

Obituaries — James Vann. 

Foreign Missions — Elder E. J. Edwards. 

Elder E. J. Edwards offered the following resolution, 
'which was adopted : 

Resolved, That we do all we well can to raise money for foreign fields. 
Elder E. J. Edwards offered the following resolution, 



3 Minutes of the 

which was (after some appropriate remarks by several breth- 
ren) adopted : 

Resolved That the hearty thanks of this body are due, and are hereby ten- 
dered, to the brethren, sisters and friends of this community for their bountiful 
hospitality shown them during the sessions of this body. 

The following resolution (which was adopted last yearV 
was, on motion of Elder D. S. Bullard, adopted : 

Whereas, We have at White Oak a good school, taught by Elder William 
^runt, a christian gentleman of long experience in teaching, and we recognize 
the great need of giving to our children an education that will prepare them for 
the various vocations of life : therefore, 

Resolved By this Association, that ' we heartily endorse Bro. Brunt in his 
efforts to builn up a good school in our midst : that we will endeavor to give 
nim that patronage which he so much deserves. 

Agreed to pay Clerk $15 for his services, he to have as 
many minutes printed as funds in hand will justify. 

A committee, consisting of Elders William Brunt E T 
Edwards and Bro. R. D. Melvin, was appointed to confer 
with the Baptist church and friends of the movement for 
establishing a second church in the town of Fayetteville, 
and see what can be done satisfactorily to all concerned in 
building up a second church there. 

Afternoon Session— Friday. 

Elder E. J. Edwards offered the following resolution 
which was adopted : ' 

Resolved That the Cedar Creek Association requests the churches to make 
a contribution during the year, money, clothing or provisions, to the Baptist 
Orphanage, and that the churches look to this work with a determination to do 
something the ensuing year. 

Auditing Committee reported. Report received. 

The closing exercises were conducted by the Moderator. 
Sang Hymn 575 : "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound." 
Closing prayer by Elder J. G. Fisher. This closed a pleas- 
ant and harmonious session of this body. 

^ ^ ,, WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator. 

R. D. Melvin, Clerk. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 9» 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF ASSOCIATIONAL BOARD. 

We held our two first meetings with the church at Beaver Dam, second at 
Manchester, third at Great Marsh. There is but little work to do in our 
bounds. Elder J. M. Beasley has served the board 20 days, and built a house 
and constituted one church, with some 30 members, seven miles west of Fay- 
etteville. R. D. Melvin, Sec'y- 

Note — This report was overlooked, and I append it for the information of 
the churches. Clerk. 



REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

Your committee believe that among the various means used by christians for 
promoting their religion and teaching pure doctrine, few have been attended 
with more favorable resrdts than the steadfast maintainance of an able, instruc- 
tive and strictly christian peiiodical. Among other things it answers the place 
of a cheap commentary upon the Scriptures. It excites a spirit ot enquiry 
which leads to diligent study of the Scriptures. We feel assured that an incal- 
culable amount of good has been accomplished in this way through the circu- 
lation of the Biblical Recorder. This paper is now the organ of our denomi- 
nation in this State, and all proper means should be used to increase its 
circulation. Respectfully submitted, 

D. S. BULLARD. 



REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

The fact that the Master commands us to search the Scriptures and to teach 
the truths of the Bible, is sufficient authority for Bible school work. The fact 
that the Master has so wonderfully blessed this department of His work, should 
be sufficient reason to bring into it every one who loves the precious gospel of 
our blessed Saviour. We are satisfied that the Sabbath school opens up a 
work in which every christian can engage. It is the best of all known means 
to increase Bible knowledge, and does more than all other means to prepare 
people for the reception of the truths of the gospel. Let us put forth more 
earnest efforts to increase the number and efficiency of these schools. 

Respectfully submitted, R. D. Melvin, 



REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

The work of State Missions is one of vast importance. It is the duty of the- 
State Mission Board to seek out and supply with the preached word those 



10 Minutes of the 

places in our own State, especially growing centres of population, that are des- 
titute of the means of grace. For a full statement of the work done, see report 
of the Secretary. 

It is enough for present purposes to say this, that they have laborers in nearly 
every destitute section. Let us look with deeper interest and fuller sympathy, 
and let not the Baptists of the Cedar Creek Association fail to do their duty in 
the Master's vineyard. Respectfully submitted, 

E. J. Edwards, 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

No required standard of education should be established as essential to being 
ordained to the full work of the ministry, but it is the sacred duty of ever}' man 
called to the ministry to become as well educated as possible. 

Committee. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

We believe it to be the duty of every member of the church to give some- 
thing to support the man who breaks the bread of life to them, or give a good 
reason for failing to do so. We believe our people fall short of their duty in 
giving to support the ministry, and we think the great reason for it is, our 
preachers fail' to tell the people their duty. In order that we may have time to 
study and prepare to preach more successfully, let us tell the people that ehey 
who preach the word should live of the word. Then to the people, in order 
that we may have the word preached more acceptably to ourselves and more to 
the glory of God, let us give more liberally and cheerfully to the support of 
our preachers. 

Respectfully submitted, J. G. Fisher. 

\ 



\ 
REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

Since the organization of this Association there has been a goodly liumber of 
churches built up by the Board, but there is not much work doing now by the 
Board, and we think there could be good done by helping the weak churches 
in our bounds. Committee. 



REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

We observe that where there is progress in education there is progress in 
building up the minds of the young to nobler aspirations and higher usefulness 
in life. In those sections of the country where there is great interest taken in 
the cause of education, the children being educated together, grow up with 
those principles of love for each other which in after years will cause them to 
stand shoulder to shoulder to shoulder in defence of truth, honesty and virtue, 
and like the principle of each one, loving his neighbor as himself. 

Respectfully submitted, I. T. Newton. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 11 

report on home and indian missions. 

The great commission is, " Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel 
to every creature," and now our work will not be done until that is accorn- 
plished, and it is our duty, and the duty of every christian in the world to aid 
in this glorious work, not only at home, but to give of our means to send the 
gospel to every nation of the earth, where they are now in darkness. 

Respectfully submitted, Committee. 



REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

We believe the use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage is doing more injury 
to the cause of Christ than any other evil in our country. It destroys peace in 
the faaiily ; it brings trouble into the church ; it makes widows and orphans ; 
it mars our business prospects as a nation ; it fills our poor-houses to a great 
extent, and furnishes our jails and penitentiaries with criminals to a fearful 
extent, and church members cannot too strongly condemn its use. Moderate 
drinking leads to drunkenness, and the Scriptures teach us that no drunkard 
shall enter the kingdom of heaven. 

Respectfully submitted, J. D. Clarke. 



REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

It is my duty to write on this sad subject. Since our last meeting one 
brother, a member of my church, has died. His last days were such as to 
assure us that he had lived as he would wish to die. He passed away calmly. 
May we all remember the Saviour's charge, to be ye also ready, that we, too, 
may earnestly strive to emulate his good examples. May God in his goodness 
help us to be ready to die in Him, that we may live with Him. 

Respectfully submitted, J. G. Layton. 



12 



Minutes of the 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



R. D. Melvin, 



■In account with Cedar Creek Association. 



1885, 
Oct. 17 



Nov. 28 



1886. 
Jan. 29 
"May 29 



Aug, 29 



To amount from Finance Committee — Minute Fund % 29 65 

" Associational Missions .. 13 05 

collection " " 714 

" Foreign Missions. 58 84 

" State Missions 59 89 

" Baptist Orphanage 3 00 

' ' Other objects _. 70 

" from Green Springs church i 60 

" Beaver Dam church 2 30 

" collection at Beaver Dam church 2 70 



collection at Beaver Dam church 3 

from Great Marsh church 2 

" Rocky Mount church.. 

" James Vann 

Manchester church i 

collection at Manchester church 6 



at Great M arsh chnrch 5 



16 
50 
75 
50 
80 
22 
06 



$198 86 



disbursements: 



1S85. 
Oct. 26 By amount paid F. H. Briggs, Treasurer: 

For Foreign Missions... % 58 84 

' ' State Missioi\s 64 92 

" Baptist Orphanage 300 

' ' Express charges - 35 

' ' Printing Minutes 20 00 

" Clerk, his fee 1000 

Paid Elder W. R. Johnson, balance 6 50 

" J. M. Beasley, services 19 00 

" " W. C. West, services .. 5 00 

" J. M. Beasley... 11 25 

_- $198 86 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. D. Melvin, Treasurer. 

Your committee to audit the above find the account correctly footed up. 
Treasurer presented no vouchers. 

Z. B. Newton, 
M. V. Hair, 

Committee. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



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CHURCHES. 


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s 

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in 

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Baptist 

Orphanage. 


Home and 
Indian 
Missions. 



0* 


Total. 


Cedar Creek 

Tudson 


$ 2 20 

1 60 

2 00 
I 00 
I 32 

70 

I 50 

30 

1 00 

2 00 
I 70 
I 50 

50 
I 50 
I 00 

3 00 
I 00 
I 00 

35 

1 40 

75 

2 00 
I 20 




$ 5 70 
50 


$ 5 69 
3 81 
I 00 
I 70 
3 30 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 13 59 
5 91 
3 00 


Lebanon 




















2 70 

7 72 

2 20 

3 21 
30 


AT n n p1i p s f f* r 




1 71 


3 10 

50 








Rocky Mt 

Cedar Falls 


50 




50 


Rockfish 












Mount Pisgah 

(^nmberl'd Union 






14 50 


4 18 






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Respectfully submitted, 



Your Committee find the above correct. 



James Vann, 
H. M. Howard, 
Finance Co?)ifiiittee, 

Z. B. Newton, 
M. V. Hair, 
Auditing Committee. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cedar Creek Baptist i^ssociation 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH AT CUMBERLAND UNION, 



CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N. C, 



October 12tli, 13tli and 14tli, 1887. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator Winnie, N. C. 

R. D. MELVIN, Clerk and Treasurer ..Lumber Bridge, N. C. 



RALEIGH, N. C: 
Edwards & Broughton, Power Printers and Binders. 

1887. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



THIRTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE 



CHURCH AT CUMBERLAND UNION, 

CUMBERLAND C0UNTY, N. C, 

October 12th, 13tli and 14th, 1887. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator Winnie, N. C. 

R. D. MELVIN, Clerk and Treasurer ...Lumber Bridge, N. C. 



RALEIGH, N. C: 

Edwards & Broughton, Power Printers and Binders. 

1887. 



OFFICERS AND MINISTERS. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator Winnie, N. C. 

R. D. MELVIN. Clerk and Treasurer Liimber Bridge, N. C. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

A. S. SMITH, Cypress Creek. J. A. HOWARD. Manchester. 

D. K. MINTZ, Cedar Creek. W. S. HAIR, Buckhorn. 

J. -B. WILLIAMS, Grays Creek. 



MINISTERS. 

y^ ^J. M. Beasley. Fayetteville. /^ E. D. Johnson. St. Paul's. 

W C. West, Fayetteville. Jt'*' J- ^- Clarke, St. Paul's. 

V: .^J. G. Fisher, Roslin. % - E. J. Edwards, Cedar Creek. 

J B. Downing, Ham. D. S. Bullard, Clay Fork. 

y i^Wm. Brunt. Winnie. *^ W. S. Melvin, Winnie. 

T J Baker N. Mercer, Lumberton. 

James Vann', Fayetteville. Levi Bryan. Cypress Creek. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Cumberland Union, October 13th, 1887. 
The Introductory Sermon was preached by Rev. J. G Fisher from 
Mark 15tii chapter, 34th verse : '-And at the nmth liour Jesus cried with 
a loua voice, sajang Eloi, Eloi, lama sabacthani ? which is being- inter- 
preted, My God, My God, w]iy hast thou forsaken me? " 

At the close of the sermon, a recess of forty-five minutes was taken 
Ihe Association was then called to order by the Moderator Rev Wil- 
liam Brunt. Hymn "All hail the power of Jesus' iiaAie," 'sano-. 
Prayer, Rev. E. D. Johnson leading. * 

Appointed Z. T. Kivett and Z. B^ Newton Reading Clerks 
Appointed D. K. Mintz and P. P. Hall a Committee on Finance 
Roll of churches called. A majority being represented, the Associa- 
tion was declared ready for business. 

The church letters were then called for and read, and the names of 
, delegates enrolled, as follows : VL.# ^f ^ 

' Cedar Creek— P. M. Smith, J. A. Meivin, G. F. Wheeler ' S 

Judso)i~Jbhn Sessoms, L. McDaniel, M. J. Johnson 
Lebanon— J. S. Beard, W. H. Smith. *H. J. Coleman J 

^ Mt. Tabor— 'i^ot represented. 

Manchester— U. M. Howard. J. A. Howard, Z. T. Kivett / 
&' '- Rocky Mount— B.. D. Mintz, Z. B. Newton. 
^ »" Cedar Falls— Rev. James Vann, *Onin Godwin 
I -. Cumberland Union— A. S. Thagard. J. C. Johnson, J. R Cole 
^- Mount Pisgah-*Theo. Evans, W. S. Fisher. Rev. E. J. Edwards. J~J 
- Bockfish—->'F,. W. Musseiwiiite, H. Lewis. r 

/ Beaver Dam— Rev. D. S. Bullard. S. Hales. P. P Hall — -__ -> 

^ 5^/iaroH— Sion Horn, *R. O. Beard, ■•O. Meivin. ^^ 

CorwiWi— Not represented. 
Mount Pleasant— ]:^ot represented. 

— Centre Road—L,. T. Hester. 

Smith's Chapel— U. Carter, "-F. H. Armstrong, *J. A.' Smith ' 
(rUPr-ess Creek— Rev. L. Bryan, *R. J. Mitchell, A. S. Smith. ' 

,D ^i% ^^'''f^'^'^'/r^'f^^' •^- ^- McDuffie, *J. W. Downing. 
^ U White Oak—B. B. Melvm, D. S. Tatum, O. Register. 

" f^f"^ :^f^'^~;*^;^^- Marshburn. *H. L. Peterson, *G. F. Thomas. 
" ^,^t^-^ Cha]3el—--Gr. P. Sutton. J. K. Sutton. Lee Smith. 
, Slnloh—T). D. Salmon, W. H. Butler, M. H. Seawell. / 
.^•v ■^"9'9'« Grove— ^S. R. Cain, I. C. Beard. R. Suggs. 
^ Bladen Union— A. W. Carrol, W. C. Riddle, R. M. Tolar ? 
^ Mount Olive— G. F. Allen, *N. Allen, J. B. Allen 
1 ^'*een Springs— *E. A. Hall, R. N. Cashwell, Rev. J. G. Fisher U 
^ Great Marsh— Re^. E. D. Johnson. R. D. Meivin, N. Cashwell 
~ Jackson Swamp— 'Not represented. 

- Union Springs— B. F. Sikes, -G. Douglass. M. Strickland. 
-Spring Vale— J. W. Green, A. Peterson, M. J. Jackson / 

Ca2)e Fear— J. Thames, J. B. Williams, S. Jones. s 

Peters' Creek— H. Meivin, J. M. Smith, L. H. Bullard. 

The term of the officers having expired, the Association proceeded to 
ballot for the same. J. M. Johnson and Rev. L. Brvan were ao- 
pomted tellers for Moderator, G. F. Allen and G. P. Sutton for Clerk and 



4 Minutes of the 

Treasurer. Rev. William Brunt re-elected Moderator, and R. D. Melvin 
TP.plppted Clerk and Treasurer. . . . 

Exteittd an invitation to churches wishing to coanect with this As- 
soSSn A letter of dismission was presented by the Cape Fear church 
?roS theRobeson Association, which was read and received and names 
ofTele^te^ enrolled. A petitionary letter from Peter s Creek a newly 
oro-tfed cliurch, which was read and received and right hand given to 
the deleo-ates, whose names were enrolled. , ■•,• i 4-u,.^„ 

In i^tivtation was extended to corresponding and visitmg brethreri 
Rev C S Farriss, editor of the Biblical Recorder, presented himself and 

'^Sev 'W "r 'joSnsof'announced himself a corresponding messenger 
from the South River Association, and was welcomed to a seat. 

SlSmteJuhe male members of Cumberland Union Church a Com- 

""IppottllfSor-and Deacons of Cumberland Union Church a Com- 

Tiiitrpp on Relio'ious Exercises. . , -j. ,„ 

ippo^Sted Rev. E. D. Johnson and J. G. Fisher to nominate writers 

r>n fliffpTpnt subiects for next session. 
The IslSciation then adjourned till 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning. 

Prayer offered, Bro. A. S. Smith leading. 



Thubsday Morning, October 13th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. Religious exercises 
conducted by Rev. L. Bryan, who read the 51st chapter of Isaiah. 

Proceedings of yesterday read and approved • 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren. Rev . 
J T Tmvnsend announced himself as a visitor from the Robeson Bap- 
tist Association, and was welcomed to a seat 

Churches not represented yesterday called. The letter trom bnuon 
was read and names of delegates enrolled. -d^^ v i Prlwards 

The Report on Ministerial Education was read by Rev. E. J. Edwards. 

^TZ'tpog?n^*aTer"llletings was read by D. K. Mintz. After re- 
mlrks^fEldeis J^ G. Fisher, e! J. Edwards and the Moderator, report 
adopted. [See Appendix.] ^ i. -p n ATpiT^in After remarks 

'«§*e?S<;n I^AES^^^re^ by Rev. Wm. B,-u«t, and was 

made the special order for 10 o'clock to-morrow. 

""The Association called off to hear «ie Missionary Sermon b^ 

S. Farriss from Luke 11th chapter and 2d ^^rse Jh\k mgdom come^ 

At the close of the sermon a collection amounting to $11.00 was taten. 

The Association took a recess for refreshments. 

Afternoon Session. 

?Se A^SScS^e^^- ^ti^ of the Executive Board^ 
ASe7?reBo£d dosed its session, the Association resumed busmess 
Tlfe Report on Periodicals was read by Henry Jones. After remarks 

by Z T Kivett, Elders E. J. Edwards and C. S. Farriss and Bro. Z. B.. 

Newton, report adopted. [See Appendix J Fdwards Z 

Brethren J. G. Fisher, E. D. Joirnson, Z. T. Kivett. E. J. Edwards, z-. 



Cedar Ckeek Baptist Association. 5 

B. Newton and J. D. Clarke were requested to assist Bro. Farriss in get- 
ting subscribers for tJie Recorder. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting brethren. J. B. 
Downing announced liimself as corresponding messenger from the South 
River Association, and was welcomed to a seat. 

The Report on Intemperance was read by A. S. Smith. After re- 
marks by Rev. E. J. Edwards, report adopted. [See Appendix.] 

Appointed Z. B. Newton to write on Bible Schools and report to- 
morrow. 

Appointed Z. B. Newton and E. D. Johnson a committee to select 
delegates to Baptist State Convention. 

Apj)ointed Elders "W. S. Melvin and James Vann to select messengers 
to sister Associations. 

Appointed A. S. Smitli^D. S. Tatum and Sion Horn an auditing com- 
mittee. 

Agreed that the next session of this Association be held with the 
church at Mancliester, in Cumberland county, on Wednesday after the 
second Sunday in October, 1888, Rev. J. D. Clarke to preach the Intro- 
ductory sermon at 11 o'clock, Rev. Wm. Brunt to preach the Missionary 
sermon Thursday, at 11 o'clock. 

Adjourned to 9:30 o'clock Friday morning. Prayer by Owen Regis- 
ter. Benediction by Rev. E. D. Johnson. 



Friday Morning, October 14th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. Religious exercises 
conducted by Rev. W. S. Melvin. 

The body engaged in special prayer. Rev. E. J. Edwards leading, in 
behalf of our aged and venerable Brother. Rev. J. M. Beasley, for his 
restoration to health and usefulness. 

Roll called. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Corresponding Messengers to sister Associations called on to report. 
Rev. E. D. Johnson attended the Cape Fear and Robeson, was cordially 
received; Rev. J. G. Fisher attended the Robeson; Rev. E. J. Edwards 
attended the South River, both cordially received. 

The committee to select writers on clifierent subjects made the follow- 
ing report: 

Prayer Meetings — W. S. Mehdn. 
Education — Z. B. Newton. 
Home Missions — J. D. Clarke. 
State Missions — E. D. Johnson. 
Ministerial Support — A. S. Smith. 
Intemperance-— D. S. Bullard. 
Bible Schools— U. M. Howard. 
Obituaries — R. D. Melvin. 
Foreign Missions — Wm. Brunt. 
Periodicals — Levi Bryan. 

The committee to select Messengers to sister Associations made the 
following report : 



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To Robeson— J. D. Clarke, E. D. Johnson. G. M. D. Howard. 
To Little River— W. C. West, Jas. Vann. W. Hatcher. 
To Eastern— K. Carter, J. W. Green, H. Green, F. H. Armstrong, W, 
g. Melvin. 



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The committee to select delegates to the Baptist State Convention 
submitted the following report: 

Elders W. S. Melvin, Wm. Brunt, J. G. Fisher, E. J. Edwards, D. S. 
Bullard, and brethren A. M. West. W. H. McDonald, H. B. Downing. 
R. D. Melvin, Z. T. Kivett. Simon Hales. A. S. Smith. 

Rev. E. D. Johnson read the report on Associational Missions. 
Adopted. [See Appendix.] 

The following resolution was passed by a two-thirds vote of the Asso- 
ciation : 

Resolved, That the article in the Constitution requiring one delegate 
from each church to compose the Executive Board be changed so that 
five members, to be appointed by the Association, shall constitute the 
Executive Board. 

The following brethren were appointed under the above: J. A. How- 
ard, A. S. Smith, D. K. Mintz, W. S. Hare and J. B. Williams. 

The hour for the special order. Report on State Missions, having 
arrived, the session was addressed by Elders J. G. Fisher and C. S. Far- 
riss, and the following pledges made: 



CedarCreek $ 

Judson 

Manchester 

Rocky Mount 

Jas. Vann 

Mt. Pisgah 

Cumberland Union 

Sharon 

Cypress Creek 

Brier Branch 

White Oak 

Kates' Chapel 

D. D. Salmon 

Bladen Union 



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The report on Foreign Mssions was read by Rev. E. J. Edwards. 
Ordered that the collection on yesterday, $11.00, be turned over to 
Foreign Missions, and the pastors" be requested to urge this matter upon 
their churches. 

The Finance Committee submitted their report. ' Referred to Audit- 
ing Committee. 

The Treasurer read his annual report, which was referred to the 
Auditing Committee. 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 7 

The report on Obituaries was read by James Vann. Report adopted. 
[See Appendix.] 

The report on Ministerial Support was read by H. M. Howard. Re- 
port adopted. [See Appendix.] 

The following resolution was offered by Rev. E. J. Edwards, and 
adopted: 

Resolved, That the churches in this Association take up collections 
once or twice a year for the Baptist Orphanage. 

The following was offered by Z. T. Kivett, and adopted: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this body be and are hereby tendered to 
the brethren, sisters and friends of this community foi^ tlie kind and 
hospitable manner in which this body has been entertained. 

The report on Bible Schools was read by Z. B. Newton. Report 
adopted. [See Appendix.] 

The same resolutions passed last year were offered by Rev. E. J. Ed- 
wards, and adopted: 

Whereas, We have at White Oak a good school taught by Rev. Wil- 
liam Brunt, a christian gentleman of long experience in teaching, and 
we recognize the great need of giving to our children an education that 
will prepare them for the various vocations of life; therefore. 

Resolved, By this Association, that we heartily endorse Bro. Brunt in 
his efforts to bviild up a good school in our midst; that we will endeavor 
to give him that patronage which he so much deserves. 

Agrefed to pay Clerk $10 for his services, and he to mail minutes to the 
Clerks of the different churches. 

The Association took a recess of forty-five minutes for refreshments. 

Afternoon Session. 

The report on Home Missions was read by Rev. J. G. Fisher. Report 
adopted. [See Appendix.] 

Ordered, That the Treasurer pay over to the Executive Board the 
amount in his hands for Associational Mssions. 

The Auditing Committee reported. Report received. 

Closing prayer, Rev. J. G. Fisher leading. Thus closed the 30th annual 
session of this body. 

WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator. 

R. D. Melvin, Clerk. 



Minutes of the 



APPENDIX. 



REPORT ON ASSOCIATIONAL MISSIONS. 

Your committee believe that there lias been very little work done the 
past vear. but hope there will be more done this year. 

Respectfully submitted, E. D. JOHNSON. 



STATE MISSIONS. 

The work of the State Mission Board is the work of all the Associa- 
tions, either within or without their bounds. The Cedar Creek hitherto 
has done all the mission work within her bounds. It is more blessed to 
give than receive. Let us, therefore, freely give of our means to the 
spreading of the " One Faith " throughout North Carolina. 

RepectfuUy submitted, ^ WM. BRUNT. 



HOME MISSIONS. 

The efforts of our Home Mission Board at Atlanta have met with great 
encouragement; 251 missionaries are in the field. They are doing a great 
work in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and other Southern States. Besides 
this, Cuba is ripe for Baptist preaching. Hundreds of Cubans await 
baptism by Baptist preachers. If we encourage this Board in its work, 
we will do much towards making the United States a country of Baptists. 
Respectfully submitted, J. G. FISHER. 



INTEMPERANCE. 

We believe intemperance to be one of the greatest evils that we have 
to contend with in our churches. The Bible teaches us to abstain from 
the use of liquors as a bevei-age, for we are required to flee every appear- 
ance of evil : Again, we are to let our light so shine that others, seeing 
our good works, may glorify our Father in Heaven. We ought to deny 
ourselves of all ungodliness and worldly lust. Show that we are tem- 
Ijerate in all things. A. S. SMITH. 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

The printing press is the most powerful machine for good or evil that 
can be brought to bear upon the reading public. The literature of the 
age fashions society, and elevates or lowers the standard of morals in 
proportion to its grade. The religious press is constantly sov/ing seeds 
of truth broadcast over tire land. What is equal to a rehgious weekly 
paper as an instructor and elevator of morals in the home circle? The 
time has come when no intelligent Baptist in North Carolina can afford 
to do without the Biblical Recorder, our denominational paper, and 
one of the best in our whole country. Far so, for us: it is our home 
paper; tells us all our wants and work of our own people. It helps our 
preachers to preach more intelligently and to unify their efforts along 
the line. It keeps our families posted in all the work of our church. In 
fact it is the paper for all classes. In reading this we prevent much cor- 



Cedar Creek Baptist Association. 9 

rupt literature from being in our midst. Let every Baptist take it and 
do good unto all, especially your own household. 

Respectfully submitted. HENRY JONES. 



MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

Education is a necessity, especially \yith the minister. He is a teacher, 
and it is impossible for the unlearned to teach the educated. With our 
adyantages, there is no excuse for ignorance. Any young man called 
of God to preach, can avail himself of the opportunities offered by 
Wake Forest College. We have a good school in our ov.-n bounds. White 
Oak, Bladen county, under the supervision of Bro. Brunt. We would 
impress upon parents the importance of educating their children, and 
upon the Association the necessity of giving to ministerial education. 

COMMITTEE. 



REPORT ON BIBLE SCHOOLS. 

Every church should have connected with it a Sunday School. The 
great helps to the study of God's word now furnished under the auspices 
of our Home Mission Board in Atlanta, and by the American Bap- 
tist Publication Society in Philadelphia, are valuable accessories to the 
pulpit for the instruction of the people in God's word. Not onlj^ should 
«very chui-ch have a Sunday School, but every man, woman and child, 
who can, should attend them. In the Sunday School every one niay find 
work to do for the Master. Out of the accessions to our church, alarge 
number of them come from the Sunday School. Let there be a vigor- 
ous movement in Sunday Schools in our Association this year. We 
recommend that during the year, a Sunday School Convention be held 
at some point within the bounds of the Association, and that the Cor- 
responding Secretary of our State Sunday School Board be requested to 
be present. • , COMMITTEE. 



REPORT ON MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

That the Minister cannot live without support than other public men 
is certainly well understood. The New Testament is very plain upon 
this subject. The Old Testament Scriptures teach us that the law re- 
quired a portion of the goods to the support of those whose duty it was 
to attend upon the work of the Master. If this was necessary in the 
Jewish church, how much more should it be in the Christian church. 
-' Provide neither gold, nor silver nor brass," in your purses: Matt. 10: 9. 
Why? Because the workman is worthy of his hire. If we fail in our 
vows to God, liow shall the laborer be paid? The Lord loveth a cheerful 
giver, wlien it is for our good and the glory of our Master. One of tlie 
greatest blessings ever bestowed by Christ was upon the widow who cast 
in her mite, all she had. Brethren, are we doing our duty? are our 
preachers paid as they should be ? 

Respectfully submitted, H. M. HOWARD. 



REPORT ON EDUCATION. 

He who neglects or refuses to inform his mind, hides his Lord's money. 
It is the duty of man to improve every talent God has given him: hence, 
it is his duty to educate his children. We rejoice to see the standard of 
this work upon a« higher basis than it was forty years ago. It was a rare 
thing then to see a young man aspire to anything in books. But the 
minds now aspire to obtam an education. It is no longer a thing of the 
future. Note the progress of the last few years. We should encourage 



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education witia an aim for usefulness and not an easy life. This cannot 
be obtained without labor and studv; without this it is not worth having. 
The man as well as the mind must be developed; he has brams which 
must be cultivated. If lie has no brains, to attempt to educate him 
makes him a fool. It must be a practical work or it xs a failure. Patron- 
ize your schools and take, read and study your best teacher, the Biblical. 

kespectfuUy submitted, R. D. MELVIN. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

It appears from statistics that our Board has missions in the five Con- 
tinents BraziUan. 14 churches, and stations, 6; baptisms, oO; members. 
175 Bro Taylor reports $500.00 collected on field. Mexico, missiona- 
ries 17: churches and stations, 21: baptisms, 100; members, 350; pupils,. 
100- candidates for baptism, 150. Italian Missions, missionaries, _ lb: 
chu'rches and chapels, 54: members, 306; baptisms, 26. Africa, mission- 
aries. 16; churches and chapels, 5; members. 138; baptisms, 26 China, 
missionaries, 54: churches and stations, 24; baptisms, 46; members, 67*. 
This rives us a faint idea of the great missionary work done m the 
world Will not the churches of the Cedar Creek Association nse to 
the height of their sublime opportunities, and give more to Foreign Mis- 
sions, and thus obey the great commission, preach the gosiDel to all peo- 
ple? Respectfully submitted, E.J.EDWARDS. 

REPORT ON PRAYER MEETINGS. 

In searching the Scriptures we find nothing more urgent as a duty 
than that of prayer. We are taught, " W^hatsoever ye shall ask in my 
name that will 1 do, that the Father may be glorified m the Son. ' it 
ve shall ask anything in my name I will do it." John 14: Id, 14. Uur 
Saviour commands us to meet together in prayer, for if two ot you shall 
agree on earth as touching any one, it shall be done. "For where two 
or three are gathered together in my name, there am I m the midst. 
Matt 18: 19, 20. What He has promised, tlis Almighty hand is ready 
to do In Peter's deliverance and restoration to his friends at the house 
of Marv was in answer to prayer. Acts, 12th ch. Paul and Silas were 
delivered by an earthquake, and others converted m ans^-er to prayei-. 
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, to-day and forever. Heb. 13: ». Me 
tauo-ht us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the 
mamier of some are. Heb. 10: 25. Having so many promises and ex- 
amples of our Lord, and the history of His Shekinah lights m ages- 
where his people met together in prayer. Why. but we meet on certain 
davsat our respective churches in special prayer for brethren Yates 
Bryan, Herring and Powell in Africa, and for the success of the gospel 

at home and in foreign lands. , . ^ , -r^ » at't jr tv/tttvtt'z 

Respectfully submitted, DAN L K. MINTZ. 

REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

During the past year, the Angel reaper has not been idle. Thirteen of 
our men?bershave passed from their earthly labors: among them deacons 
Alex'r West, of Cedar Falls, and Valentine Downing, of Cedar Creek, 
and others, whose names we failed to learn. t a o -xr a tstxt 

Respectfully submitted, • JAS. VANN. 



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TEEASUEER'S EEPOET. 
R. D. Melvin, Treasurer, In Account with Cedar Creek Association. 

1886. 

Oct. 15th, To amount Minute fund | 32 47 

" " Associationai Missions 1149 

" " Foreign Missions 48 33 

" " State Missions 99 24 

" " Baptist Orphanage 4 68 

" " Collection at Association 8 27 

1887. 

May29th, " Lebanon church . 100 

" " Great Marsh church 150 

" " Green Sjorings church 2 30 

" " Collected at Mt. Pisgah church ,4 57 

$ 213 84 

Disbursements. 

1886. 

Oct. 15th, Paid J. E. Ray, Foreign Missions $ 48 32 

" " " State Missions 99 24 

" " " Baptist Orphanage 5 43 

- 1887. 

May 29th, Paid J. M. Beasley, services , 20 25 

" " E. J. Edwards, services 7 50 

" " Printing Minutes 20 00 

" " Express and postage .~ 45 

" Clerk'sfees 12 65 

I 213 84 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. D. MELVIN, Treasurer. 

Your committee find the above correct. 

A. S. SMITH, 
D. S. TATUM, 
SION HOEN, 

Auditing Committee. 



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CUMBERLAND, COUNTY, N. C, 



Ocfober 17th, 18th, 19th, 1888. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator, - - - Winnie, N. C. 
R. D. MELVIN, Clerk and Treasurer, Lumber Bridge, N. C. 



FAYETTEVILLE, N. C: 

J. E. GARRETT, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER. 
1888. 



MINUTES 



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WII.LIAM BRUNT, Moderator, - - - Winnie, N. C. 
R. D. MEIyVIN, Clerk and Treasurer, I^umber Bridge, N. C. 



FAYETTEVILLE, N. C: 

J. E. GARRETT, BOOK AND JOB PRINTER. 

1888. 



OFFICERS AND MINISTERS. 



WILLIAM BRUNT, Moderator, - 
R. D. MELVIN, Clerk and Treasurer, 



Winnie, N. C. 
Lumber Bridge, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



D. K. Mints, Cedar Creek, N. C 
A. J. Guy, 



H. B. Downing, Cedar Creek, N. C. 
W. S. Fisher, Brunt, N. C. 
W. L. Nunley, Brunt, N. C, 



MINISTERS. 



J. M. Beasley, 
W. C. West, 
James Vann, 
E. D. Johnson, 
J. D. Clarke, 
J. G. Fisher, 
J, B. Downing, 
Wm. Brunt, 
E. J. Edwards, 
D.S. Bullard, 
W. S. Melvin, 
N. Mercer, 
L. Bryan, 



Fayetteville, N. C. 



St. Paul's, 

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Winnie, 
Cedar Creek, 
Clay Fork, 
Winnie, 
Lumberton, 
Cypress Creek, 



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PROCEEDINGS, 



Manchester, N. C, October 17th, 1888. 

The Cedar Creek Association assembled in its thirty- 
first annual session with Manchester church, Wednesday, 
October 17th, at 11 o'clock A. M. 

The introductory sermon was preached by Rev. J. D. 
Clarke, from Matthew 24, 44: "Therefore be ye also ready: 
for in such an hour as ye think not. the son of man cometh." 

Recess for forty-five minutes. 

On re-assembling the Association was called to order 
by the former Moderator, Rev. Wm. Brunt. Religious ex- 
ercises conducted by Rev. R. T. Gray, who read the third 
chapter of First Corinthians. Hymn, "All Hail the Power 
of Jesus Name," sang. 

Roll of churches called. A majority being represented 
the Associiition proceeded to business. 

Appointed E. J. Edwards and A. L. Tatom reading 
clerks. 

Appointed Z. T. Kivett and A. L. Smith a Committee 
on Finance. 

Church letters read and names of delegates enrolled as 
follows : 

Cedar Creek— k.. J. Guy, J. E. Rich, E. H.Jackson. 
Jiidson—h. D. Sessoms, T. J. Haywood, C. D. Hall. 
Lebanon— D. B. Coleman, W. A. Beard, W. H. Smith. 
Aft. Tabor— ^. W. Colyer, J. Wood, Wm. Hatcher. 
Matichester-Z. T. Kivett, J. A. Howard, E. J. Hales. 
Rocky Mount — Z. B. Newton. 

Cedar Falls— Rev. J. Vann, A. A. Buie, Giles Ham. 
Cumberland Unio?i—]. B. Hair, S. H. Johnson, J. M. Johnson. 
Mou7it Plsgak—Rev. E. J. Edwards, W. S. Fisher, M. C. Autry. 
Rockfish—'^. W. McWhite, M. Morgan, D. R. Henderson. 
Beaver Dam— ^. S. K. Smith, E. W. Horn, Rev. D. S. Bullard. 
Sharon— W. J. F. Beard, Sion Horn, G. F. Melvin. 
Corinth — By letter. 
Mount Pleasant— '^y letter. 
Centre Road—l^ot represented. 
Smith's Chapel — By letter. 
Cypress Creek— Rev. L. Bryan, A. S. Smith. 
Brier Branch — A. L. Jones, B. A. Downing, A. L. Tatom. 
White Oak— Rev. William Brunt. 
White Lake — Not represented. 



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Kate's Chapel— ^ot represented. 

Shiloh—W. J. Walder, D. E. Melvin, W. H. vSeawell. 
Sugg's Grove — Not represented. 

Bladen Union—]. E. Willis, S. B. Williams, T. J. Riddle. 
Mount Olive — Not represented. 

Green Springs— V). A. McNeill, J. F. Fisher, Rev. J. G Fisher 
G7^eat Afarsli—mders E. D. Johnson, J. D. Clarke, R. D. Melvin 
Jackson Szi'a7np— Not represented. 
Union Springs— B. F. West, M. Strickland. 
Sprijig Vale—M. C. Ezzell, J. W. Green, A. Peterson. 
Cape Fear~]sin\Qs Thames, J. B. Williams, vS. Jones 
Peter's Creek— U. Melvin, J. M. Smith, F. Simmons. 

The letter from Spring Vale was laid on the table. 
The term of the officers having expired, J. F. Fisher 
and J. W. Green were appointed tellers for Moderator, who 
reported Rev. William Brunt re-elected Moderator. 

R. D. Melvin was re-elected Clerk and Treasurer. 
Invitation was given to Churches wishing to connect 
with this Association. None present. 

An invitation was extended to corresponding and visit- 
ing brethren : Rev. R. T. Gray announced himself a visitor 
from the Robeson Association and Agent for the BiBLiCAL 
Recorder. Rev. D. J. Clarke announced himself a visitor 
from _ the Cape Fear and Agent for the North African 
Mission. They were welcomed to seats. 

The male members of Manchester were appointed a 
vigilant committee. 

Appointed Z. T. Kivett, J. A. Howard and H. M. Howard 
to arrange preaching. 

Rev. E. J. Edwards and James Thames were appointed 
to nominate writers for next session. 

Appointed Rev. R. T. Gray to write on Periodicals; 
Rev. D. J. Clark on prayer meetings; Rev. J. G. Fisher on 
Intemperance, to report at this session. 

The report on Periodicals was made the special order 
for to-morrow afternoon. 

On motion, speeches were limited to ten minutes. 

E. D. Johnson and W. S. Fisher were appointed a com- 
mittee to select delegates to Baptist State Convention. 

Appointed E. J. Edwards and J. D. Clarke a Committee 
to select Messengers to sister Associations. 

Adjourned to 9.30 o'clock Thursday morning. 

Benediction by Rev. D. J. Clarke. ,„, 

Preaching in the Presbyterian Church at night by Rev. 
E. J. Edwards. 



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Thursday Morning, October i8th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. 

Religious exercises conducted by Rev. J. G. Fisher, who 
read 84th Psalm. Hymn, "I love thy kingdom. Lord," was 
sung. 

Minutes of yesterday read and approved. 

Churches not represented yesterday called. 

The letters from Mount Tabor and Cumberland Union 
were read and names of delegates enrolled. 

Renewed the invitation to corresponding and visiting 
brethren. Capt. W. J. Tolar announced himself as a visitor 
from the Robeson Association. Rev. W. F. Watson an- 
nounced himself a visitor from the Liberty Association and 
representing the Baptist Orphanage and Thomasville Female 
College. They were welcomed to seats. 

Rev. D. J. Clarke read the report on Prayer Meetings, 
which, after remarks by him, was adopted. (See report.) 

Rev. J. D. Clarke read the report on Home Missions. 
After remarks by Elders J. D. Clarke and Wm. Brunt the 
report was adopted. (See report.) 

The committee to nominate writers on different subjects 
for next session reported as follows : 

Prayer Meetings — J. M. Johnson. 
Education — E. D. Johnson. 
Home Missions — W. S. Fisher. 
State Missions — Wm. Brunt. 
Ministerial Support — J. D. Clarke. 
Intemperance — W. S. Johnson. 
Bible Schools— A. J. Guy. 
Obituaries — A. S. Smith. 
Foreign Missions — R. D. Melvin. 
Periodicals — J. G. Fisher. 
Orphanage — Z. B. Newton. 

Rev. E. D. Johnson read the report on State Missions. 
After remarks by Elders E. J. Edwards, J. G. Fisher and 
W. F. Watson report was adopted and the following pledges 
made : 



Cedar Creek, $ 5-oo 

Judson, 5.00 

Mount Pisgah, 6.00 

Cumberland Union, 10.00 

Sharon, 5.00 

Cypress Creek, 5.00 

White Oak, 10.00 



Green Springs, ,|i2.oo 

Great Marsh, 5.00 

Lebanon, 5.00 

Centre Road, 2.00 

Shildh, 5.00 

Brier Branch, 3.00 

Bladen Union, 5.00 

Total, I83.00 



6 Minutes of the 

Rev. W. J. King and Bro. N. T. Tyson announced 
themselvs corresponding messengers from the Sandy Creek 
Association, and were: welcomed to seats in the Association. 

The letters from Rockfish and Union Springs were read 
and names of delegates enrolled. 

The letter from Spring Vale was taken from the table, 
and letter of dismission was granted said church to unite 
with the Eastern Association. A letter was also granted 
to Mount Tabor to unite with the Little River Association. 

The Association called off to hear the Missionary ser- 
mon by Rev. Wm. Brunt from Matthew 6, 19-34. At the 
close of the sermon a collection amounting to $4.83 was 
taken up. 

Recess for refreshments. 



Afternoon Session. 

Churches not represented yesterday again called. 

The letters from Judson and Cedar Falls were read and 
the names of the delegates enrolled. The ten minutes rule 
was suspended for Revs. Gray and Watson. 

The special order, Periodicals, WdS taken up and report 
read by R. T. Gray. The session was addressed by Revs. R. 
T. Gray and W. F. Watson. Report adopted. (See report.) 

The report on Foreign Missions was read by Rev. D. J. 
Clarke, who addressed the Association. Adopted. 

James Vann and Wm. Hatcher were appointed a com- 
mittee to audit the accounts of Treasurer and Finance Com- 
mittee. 

Agreed that the next session of this Association be 
held with the Church at Bladen Union on Wednesday after 
the second Sunday in October, 1889, Rev. E. D. Johnson to 
preach the Introductory sermon on Wednesday at 11 o'clock, 
Rev. J. G. Fisher to preach the Missionary sermon Thurs- 
day at 1 1 o'clock. 

The report on Ministerial Support was read by A. S. 
Smith. After remarks by A. S. Smith, Z. B. Newton and 
Rev. J. G. Fisher report was adopted. (See report.) 

Renewed invitation to corresponding and visiting breth- 
ren. Rev. C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary of the Bap- 
tist State Convention, Dr. John Mitchell, of the Central 
Association, representing the Board of Education, an- 
nouncefl themselves and were welcomed to seats. 

Report on Education made special order for Friday at 
10 o'clock A. M. 



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The report on Intemperance was made by Rev. J. G. 
Fisher. After remarks by Rev. J. G. Fisher it was adopted. 

The report on Bible Schools was read by H. M. How- 
ard. The Association was addressed by Elders J. D. Clarke, 

C. Durham and John Mitchell. Report adopted. 

The committee to nominate delegates to the Baptist 
State Convention reported the following : 

J. G. Fisher, P. P. Hall, J. A. Howard, Wm. Brunt, E. J. Edwards, E. 

D. Johnson, W. S Melvin, D. S. Bullard, Z. T. Kivett, E. D. Melvin, i. 8. 
Kmith, H. B. Downing, J. D. Clarke, James Vann. 

Treasurer read his annual report, which was referred to 
Auditing Committee. 

At the request of the Treasurer the Finance Committee 
was ordered to pay over to Bro. W. F. Watson the amount 
in their hands for Baptist Orphanage. 

Rev. J. G. Fisher was elected a delegate to the South- 
ern Baptist Convention. 

Adjourned to 9.30 o'clock Friday morning. 

Prayer, Dr. Mitchell leading. IBenediction by Rev. C. 
Durham. 

Preaching in the Presbyterian Church at night by Rev. 

R. T. Gray. 



Friday Morning. October 19th. 

The Association convened at the appointed hour. Re- 
ligious services conducted by Rev. C. Durham. 

Proceedings of yesterday read and approved. 

The Committee to select Messengers to sister Associa- 
tions report the following : 

To South— E. J. Edwards. 

To Robeson— J. G. Fisher and J. D. Clarke. 

To Cape Fear — E. D. Johnson